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CMRJ334 - Voice Stress Analysis


This fundamental course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the concepts of a polygraph test, voice stress analysis and related instruments for the detection of deception. Topics will include the history of voice stress analysis as well as a review of criminal and civil cases that have had an impact on the detection of deception. The limitations of the science as a forensic discipline will be assessed. Recent developments in the science of detection will be explored as well as current legal challenges involving voice stress analysis.






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Book Title: The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession
ISBN: 9780803224599
Publication Info: Free Press
Author: Alder, Ken
Unit Cost: $16.38
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Book Title: The Polygraph and Lie Detection - Available free online and link is also available here:; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780309084369
Publication Info: National Academies Press
Author: Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph
Unit Cost: $45.75
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Book Title: Until further notice, required hard copy books and kits will ship without any action needed from students. Your shipping address on file must be current -
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