This page is a result of a joint project funded by EPSRC and conducted by Cambridge University, UCL, Newcastle University and the University of Portsmouth. Here you will find info on researchers and literature on deception. Simply follow the links above.

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Latest contributions in the "Research" category sorted by date - added (desc)

Perceptions, Intentions, and Cheating

Abstract. We report data from a laboratory experiment demonstrating that cheating is significantly deterred when a possible intent to cheat must be revealed before (Planned), rather than after (Impulsive), a potentially dishonest act. Our data suggest subjects hide their cheating intentions while still manage to cheat for profit. Further, data from independent evaluators suggests a reason: the same action is more likely to be perceived as dishonest when cheating could have been planned, as opposed to when it seems impulsive.

Measuring lying aversion

Link to the pdfAbstract: We introduce a new method for measuring the decision to lie in experiments. In the game, the decision to lie increases own payment independent of the counterpart's decision, but potentially at a cost for the counterpart. We identify at the individual level the decision to lie, and measure how individuals react to different incentives to lie. Furthermore we investigate how lying behavior changes overtime.

Psychology and Economics: Evidence from the Field

This is a good meta-analysis of devitations from Rational Choice and research in this field. Abstract below. Attached is a working paper version from the National Bureau of Economic Research (http://www.nber.org/papers/w13420).

The Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity: A Framework for Crime Reduction Toolkits

A framework is presented for crime reduction -- based on a 2-dimensional framework of crime offending: immediate to remote causes of crime, and situation attributes to offender attributes.

Digest: Disrupting the Perpetrator/Victim Dynamic

Disrupting the Perpetrator/Victim Dynamic - The general concept is to find ways to disrupt the internal representations that potential Perpetrators have of their Victims (and potentially vice versa), as well as the representations they have of crime itself. Attached is some background on the topic.