Monthly Archives: November 2012

Trained Staff Effective at Identifying Risk

Evidence given to the United States House of Representatives in 2011 during a Congressional Testimony hearing for the “Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques” (SPOT) Program in relation to the efficacy of this training at airports showed that trained staff markedly … Continue reading

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Expression 29 Nov 2012

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Expression of the Day – 27 Nov 2012

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Experts and the Future of Expert Testimony

I was being interviewed this morning by a local newspaper, and the subject of media cases came up – in particular, the reporter asked about New Zealand First MP Brendon Horan who is under investigation for allegedly dipping into his … Continue reading

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Expression of the Day – 26 Nov 2012

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Facial Expression Asymmetry in Photographs

Left versus right-facing photographs also seem to affect perceptions of the photographic subjects. In a 2010 paper published in the journal Laterality, study participants were more likely to guess that photographic subjects were scientists if the photographs showed their right … Continue reading

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Expression of the Day – 22 Nov 2012

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LAPD Officer Tasers Handcuffed Woman

Elements of the officer’s version of events are contradicted by video footage. The department denies that this and other force cases add up to a behavioural pattern of abuse. A Los Angeles police officer shocked a handcuffed woman with a … Continue reading

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Expression of the Day – 20 Nov 2012

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Expression of the Day – 19 Nov 2012

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