Psychopathy and detection of deception in a prison population.

@article{Raskin1978PsychopathyAD,
  title={Psychopathy and detection of deception in a prison population.},
  author={David C. Raskin and Robert D. Hare},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={126-36}
}
The effectiveness of detection of deception was evaluated with a sample of 48 prisoners, half of whom were diagnosed psychopaths. Half of each group were "guilty" of taking $20 in a mock crime and half were "innocent." An examiner who had no knowledge of the guilt or innocence of each subject conducted a field-type interview followed hy a control question polygraph examination. Electrodermal, respiration, and cardiovascular activity was recorded, and field (semi-ohjective) and quantitative… CONTINUE READING

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