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In my profession, knowing when people are not telling the truth is essential. So I hoped for a more thoughtful discussion of some of the more common indications that a person is lying. This book was simplistic to a fault with questionable conclusions. The Kindle version also has a number of typos and missing words. I suggest looking elsewhere if this is a topic that interests you.
I am also shocked at what is passing as science in this field. I am a bit saddened thinking people may be falsely persecuted based on their overall intelligence or mastery of the English language, which is what statement analysis presupposes. The idea is very Freudian. It also takes single statements and analyzes them as if they were the first time they were said, or even discussed between the individuals involved. That is highly unlikely to be the case. These techniques seem like they are awesome, which owes itself in no small part to the huge selection bias they have. If this were applied to a random sampling or control group, it wouldn't be the case. Handwriting analysis? Seriously, I couldn't believe they put this in there. Again, educational level plays a huge role here, also who writes that much anymore. You'd have to show first they weren't taught to write that way, or it was inconsistent, never mind, it's total bs. When I think about handwriting, I always go for overall aesthetic look, maybe I'd come across as guilty of something. They need a heavy dose of real science in this field, and "it has been said that 80%" is not science, the plural of anecdote is not data.
Never have I read such nonsensical, non evidence based tripe. How anyone can believe this type of nonsense is amazing. It is frightening to think this is from a so called expert and that people could be led to think this has merit. Unicorns and leprechauns are more plausible than this book. Definitely not one for anyone with an iq above 85 or with any semblance of common sense or scientific rigor.