Airport security: Intent to deceive?

  title={Airport security: Intent to deceive?},
  author={Sharon Weinberger},
  • S. Weinberger
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Nature
Can the science of deception detection help to catch terrorists? Sharon Weinberger takes a close look at the evidence for it. 
Finding a needle in a haystack: toward a psychologically informed method for aviation security screening.
This study provides the highest levels to date of deception detection in a realistic setting where the known base rate of deceptive individuals is low and in an in vivo double-blind randomized-control trial conducted in international airports.
From Detection to Surveillance: U.S. Lie Detection Regimes from the Cold War to the War on Terror
When the polygraph was developed in the early twentieth century, its creators promised a reliable security technology that would furnish mutual trust between individuals, in corporations, and between
Airport operations and security screening: An examination of social justice
Abstract Airports are a crucial part of the United States transportation system and airport officials are continuously challenged to ensure that their operations are secure. A major part of providing
Does hostile intent cause physiological changes? An airport security check simulation experiment
Investigating in a simulation experiment whether the initiation of a hostile project in an environment akin to airport security checkpoints would translate in variation of cardiac activity and the role of arousal and mental workload in threat detection found effects were more salient for the first traverses.
Detecting Deception across Cultures
This paper seeks to examine the possibility of detecting deception across cultures. Individuals from different countries (functioned like mock judges) assessed the veracity of statements made by
In-secure identities: On the securitization of abnormality
Highly securitized sites, such as airports, are increasingly using screening methods designed to purge racial profiling from their practices. In these contexts, not only are profiling methods seen as
Devices of Lie Detection as Diegetic Technologies in the “War on Terror”
Although lie detection procedures have been fundamentally criticized since their inception at the beginning of the 20th century, they are still in use around the world. In addition, they have created
Assessing Law Enforcement Performance in Behavior-Based Threat Detection Tasks Involving a Concealed Weapon or Device
Given the frequency with which officers are asked to assess the concealment of weapons or devices, and therein to identify threats, the findings suggest the need for additional research to explore various factors likely related to performance on such tasks.
Aviation security by consent using the Controlled Cognitive Engagement (CCE) alternative screening programme
Abstract Aviation security measures rely on public acceptance of the trade-off between civil liberties and public protection. Currently, all aviation passengers travelling to the US on an American
Sender Demeanor: Individual Differences in Sender Believability Have a Powerful Impact on Deception
Sender demeanor is an individual difference in the believability of message senders that is conceptually independent of actual honesty. Recent research suggests that sender demeanor may be the most


Who can catch a liar?
The ability to detect lying was evaluated in 509 people including law-enforcement personnel, such as members of the U.S. Secret Service, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Decreased respiratory sinus arrhythmia in individuals with deceptive intent.
The results show that a decrease in RSA recorded during the cognitive testing was greater in individuals who were about to commit a deceptive act.
A Few Can Catch a Liar
Research suggests that most people cannot tell from demeanor when others are lying. Such poor performance is typical not only of laypeople but also of most professionals concerned with lying. In this
Detecting true and false opinions: The Devil's Advocate approach as a lie detection aid.
It is concluded that the Devil's Advocate approach is a promising lie detection approach that deserves attention in future research.
Commentary a few can catch a liar, sometimes: Comments on Ekman and O'Sullivan (1991), as well as Ekman, O'Sullivan, and Frank (1999)
In two influential articles, Paul Ekman and associates have determined 'who can catch a liar' and reported that 'a few can catch a liar'. The current article seeks to clarify these contributions. It