Detecting Deception: Research to Secure the Homeland

Friday, March 19, 2004 12 noon to 2 p.m. 2168 Rayburn House Office Building Lunch will be served

Since September 11, 2001 preserving the safety and security of U.S. citizens has produced heightened interest in detecting deception on the part of potential terrorists. Are there ways to safeguard the country through the use of well-researched techniques for identifying deception and deceptors? Are there strategies our security agencies can use to uncover threats to the nation before they occur? Three distinguished social/behavioral scientists will discuss their research on these topics.


Charles F. Bond, Ph.D., Texas Christian University
“International Deception”

Judee Burgoon, Ed.D., University of Arizona
“Automating Detection of Deception and Hostile Intent”

Mark G. Frank, Ph.D., Rutgers University
“Practical approaches to detecting deception in counter-terrorism"

Howard J. Silver, Ph.D. (moderator), Consortium of Social Science Associations

Sponsored by:

Consortium of Social Science Associations
American Psychological Association
National Communication Association

(with generous funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation)