Professor Coral Dando, Professor on the Psychology BSc Honours course, was featured in iNews about the unreliability of lie detector tests.

Coral Dando

New legislation being introduced by the Government states that convicted terrorists should spend at least 14 years in prison and when they do get released, they may have to undergo lie detector tests.

Professor Dando said: “The empirical research is clear – lie detectors do not reliably detect lies and are viewed by many as an ‘art’ rather than a science, which is very problematic.

“It is also worth noting how intrusive and aggressive a lie detector test is and this in and of itself can bring about the physiological behaviours – such as blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration and skin conductivity – that are sometimes associated with lying.” 

Read the full article on the iNews website.

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