Legal Depositions & Lie Detection

The identification of lying is difficult and the often intense, complex dynamics of a trial may make lie detection even trickier. Opportunities for deception in law may occur in interviews with witnesses and with clients, in negotiations with colleagues, in witness testimony both in depositions and in court, and during jury selection. In many of the situations lawyers encounter, lying is assumed to be a probability and have developed protocols with which to confront the lying behavior. For example, cross-examination is built into the system as a search beyond and behind the veil of what appears to be the truth. Our Loveland lie-detection training can refresh skills to make you better at your job of protecting society.

Lie detection is the process of tuning in. Without unreliable, inaccurate cues interfering you can really pay attention in order to see through what is being said. Since most of us are not normally focused on discovering deceit you need to take the time to focus on the person whose behavior we are evaluating. Distractions can interfere with that. The nature of focusing is necessary for in court lie detection because it is very intense and often requires the assistance of several people who are all focused on the same testimony. Basically, increasing the probability of accurate detection by increasing the number of observers. After all is said and done it is important to remember is that lying is truly difficult to spot which makes daily living a field day for liars yet it is possible to enhance your skills through practice.