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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Warmelink, L. , Subramanian, A. , Tkacheva, D. and McLatchie, N. (2019), Unexpected questions in deception detection interviews: Does question order matter?. Leg Crim Psychol. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12151 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/lcrp.12151 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Unexpected questions in deception detection interviews: Does question order matter?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/09/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Legal and Criminological Psychology
Issue number2
Volume24
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)258-272
Publication statusPublished
Early online date5/04/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Purpose. Unexpected questions have been shown to increase cues to deception,
without reducing the information given by truth tellers. Two studies investigated whether the detail given by an interviewee is affected by whether the expected or unexpected questions are asked first.
Methods. In Study 1, participants (N = 85) were interviewed about their own
intentions, and in Study 2, participants (N = 84) were given an intention by the
experimenter. They were then interviewed.
Results. Results showed that in both studies, differences between the expected-first and the unexpected-first order were minimal and lie detection accuracy was not improved by asking the unexpected questions first.
Conclusions. These results offer important information for forensic interviewers,
showing that there is no need to ask unexpected questions at a certain point in the
interview. Link to associated OSF page: https://osf.io/93g7h/?view_only=586daff060d
846efb760c8155478ce9e.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Warmelink, L. , Subramanian, A. , Tkacheva, D. and McLatchie, N. (2019), Unexpected questions in deception detection interviews: Does question order matter?. Leg Crim Psychol. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12151 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/lcrp.12151 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.