Criminal Profiling as a Method of Detecting Lies in Nonverbal Communication




nonverbal communication, verbal communication, criminal profiling, lie detection


The exponential growth of crime, violence, and wrongdoing is linked to dysfunction in restraining aggressive impulses, leading to neglect and disrespect of others’ feelings, rights, and needs. Two basic forms of communication, verbal and nonverbal, serve individuals to interact and exchange ideas and attitudes with other people in everyday life situations, including within the framework of criminal investigations and criminal justice. The purpose of this study was to draw an analogy between verbal communication (oral speech, written speech) and nonverbal communication (body language, gestures, and silence), with the tendency to explore different components of nonverbal communication and place them in the context of criminal profiling as a method for detecting lies in nonverbal communication. The aim of this study was to emphasize the importance of nonverbal communication as an equal part of the communication process, and often a predominant one in this domain, which helps us demystify suspects, perpetrators, and criminal acts.


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How to Cite

Bjelajac, Željko, & Banović, B. (2024). Criminal Profiling as a Method of Detecting Lies in Nonverbal Communication. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 12(1), 229–238.



Received 2024-02-05
Accepted 2024-04-09
Published 2024-04-24

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