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2014-04-07 08:26:34

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Independent film "Interrogation" will make its North American Debut at the North Hollywood International Film Festival, Sunday April 13th 2014. The North Hollywood (NoHo) CineFest will kick-off its inaugural festival, April 10-13 2014at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters in North Hollywood as it showcases a whopping 67 films, including critically acclaimed and Oscar winning and nominated works, over four days. A celebration of...

2012-03-28 17:38:17

While government officials have argued that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are necessary to protect American citizens, the effectiveness of such techniques has been debated. According to a recent study, when torture is used to elicit information, it is likely to be unexpectedly harsh yet ineffective. This study was published in a new article in Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) published by SAGE on behalf of the Western Political Science Association. John W. Schiemann, author of the...

2012-03-27 00:50:55

In a study of 40 cases, a computer correctly identifies liars more than 80 percent of the time, a better rate than humans with the naked eye typically achieve in lie-detection exercises Inspired by the work of psychologists who study the human face for clues that someone is telling a high-stakes lie, UB computer scientists are exploring whether machines can also read the visual cues that give away deceit. Results so far are promising: In a study of 40 videotaped conversations, an...

2011-04-12 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torture. The United Nations defines it as the "infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering." But how severe is severe? That judgment determines whether or not the law classifies an interrogation practice as torture. Now, a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, condemns this method of classification as essentially flawed. The reason: the...

2011-02-02 13:12:07

University of Montreal study explores why dialogue yields better results than coercion Even the most horrible criminals feel guilt, and according to new research from the University of Montreal, playing on that sentiment might be a good way to extract a confession. In order to gain a better understanding of why and how criminals admit to their crimes, Michel St-Yves, a forensic psychologist and lecturer, and lead author Nadine Deslauriers-Varin, both of the university's School of Criminology,...


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