3rd Edition

Detecting Malingering and Deception Forensic Distortion Analysis (FDA-5)

By Harold V. Hall, Joseph Poirier Copyright 2020
    538 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Continue Shopping

    Detecting Malingering and Deception: Forensic Distortion Analysis (FDA-5), Third Edition maintains the tradition of the prior two editions, following the Forensic Distortion Analysis (FDA) model. Fully updated since the last edition nearly 20 years ago, the book continues to serve as a comprehensive volume on deception and distortion in forensic, clinical and several specialized contexts.

    As with the previous editions, the book presents a model of deception intended to be utilized and applied by the qualified evaluator. The proposed model covers targets of the faker, response styles shown, and methods to detect the deception. The goal is to summarize the historical and latest information on distortion detection, to present guidelines for detecting deception that include variable accuracy rates based on different detection techniques, and to stimulate further research of effective methods of deception detection. Recommendations and guidelines for the practicing clinician are offered throughout the book, including real-world cases to inform and enlighten, particularly in unique cases or those in which the certain outcomes are unexpected.

    Key Features:

    • Outlines the role of the forensic professional in applying and integrating methods assessment in deception and distortion
    • Provides base-rates for deception-related behavior and events, especially useful in report writing or courtroom testimony as an expert witness
    • Presents the latest advances in methodology and technology to assist in the search for ground truth in applied settings and situations
    • Applies forensic distortion analysis to evaluate the deception-related findings and statements of other professionals involved in a particular case
    • New coverage includes sections on deception analysis for collectivities, including media groups, contemporary politics, cross-national corporations, conflict, and terrorism

    Detecting Malingering and Deception incorporates the latest research, providing practical application to utilize information and evaluative methods as they pertain to deception-related settings and situations. Sample reports and extensive graphs, tables, charts, and histograms are provided, and every chapter has been updated with new studies and investigations. The Third Edition boasts several new chapters and updated working appendices of coverage to expand the exploration of deception addressing advances in the field, and our current understanding of the phenomenon.


    About the Authors

    Preface and Acknowledgments


    Part I: Background, Theory, and Method in Deception Analysis

    Chapter 1 Foundational Issues in Deception

    Chapter 2 Deception in Contemporary Times

    Chapter 3 Involuntary Distortion

    Chapter 4 The Applied Forensic Distortion Analysis Model

    Chapter 5 Evaluation Process Guidelines           

    Chapter 6 Deception and Nonverbal Behavior

    Part II: The Developmental Context of Deception

    Chapter 7 Deception in Nonhumans

    Chapter 8 Deception in Children

    Chapter 9 Deception in Adolescents

    Chapter 10 Deception in the Elderly

    Part III: Deception Analysis in Civil Contexts

    Chapter 11 Civil Law and Deception

    Chapter 12 Malingered Neuropsychological Deficits

    Chapter 13 Faked Pain and Loss of Sensation      

    Chapter 14 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Deception

    Part IV: Deception Analysis in Criminal Contexts

    Chapter 15 Interviewing and Deception

    Chapter 16 Competency and Deception

    Chapter 17 Criminal Responsibility and Deception

    Chapter 18 Faked Amnesia and Recall Skills

    Chapter 19 Psychosis and Deception

    Chapter 20 Hallucinations and Deception

    Chapter 22 Deception and the Systemic Problem of Substance Abuse

    Chapter 23 Violence Risk Analysis and Deception

    Chapter 24 Trends and Future Directions

    List of Tables

    List of Figures 


    Appendix A  Pain Survey Check List

    Appendix B  Self-Control and Instant Offense Behaviors

    Appendix C  Insanity Report Form



    Dr. Harold V. Hall, Ph.D., ABPP (Clin, Forensic), ABN (Neurospych) received his MS in psychology and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah in 1972. For 15 years he worked in various federal and state clinics, health centers, hospitals, prisons and training schools, followed by over 30 years in Hawaii in the independent practice of civil and criminal forensic psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Hall was a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, a Rotary Scholar in Thailand and Cambodia, and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology. He has authored 15 books and over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, chapters, and reviews including 4 second editions in deception analysis, violence risk analysis, murder and manslaughter, and substance abuse.

    Dr. Joseph G Poirier, Ph.D., ABPP is currently a Clinical Psychologist Specialist in Rockville, Maryland. He was previously is the Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Forensic Evaluation Service (CAFES), Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Government, Rockville, Maryland. For 30 years, he had also been the co-director of the Circuit Court Mental Health Service, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He has testified as an expert witness in federal court and in district and circuit courts in a number of states. Dr. Poirier is triple board certified in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and family psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association.