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Granting asylum or not? Migration Board personnel’s beliefs on deception.

Författare och institution:
Pär-Anders Granhag (Psykologiska institutionen); Leif Strömwall (Psykologiska institutionen); Maria Hartwig (Psykologiska institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Journal of ethnic and migration studies, s. 29-50
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This study investigated beliefs about deception held by Swedish Migration Board personnel working with asylum cases (n = 67) and students (n = 69). A question-naire including both closed and open-ended questions was used. The purpose was to achieve further understanding of Migration Board officers’ beliefs about decep-tion as they assess reliability of individuals from different ethnic backgrounds on a daily basis. In the asylum process, physical evidence is frequently missing, and the ability to distinguish between truth-telling and lying asylum seekers is hence crucial. Overall, the beliefs held by Migration Board personnel were not more in tune with research findings on objective cues to deception than were the beliefs of students. In addition, Migration Board personnel relatively often refrained from taking a stand concerning the relation between specific behaviors and deception; they exhibited substantial within-group disagreement and expressed a need for information about issues of deception. The results thus point to an objective need and a subjective request for education concerning deception detection.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Cues to deception, asylum process, experts’ beliefs, reliability assessments.
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2006-10-18 16:07
Posten ändrad:
2011-01-20 10:01

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