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Author Bunn, G. C. (Geoffrey C.)
Title The truth machine : a social history of the lie detector / Geoffrey C. Bunn.
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  HV8078 .B86 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-235) and index.
Contents Plotting the hyperbola of deception -- "A thieves' quarter, a devil's den": the birth of criminal man -- "A vast plain under a flaming sky": the emergence of criminology -- "Supposing that truth is a woman-what then?": the enigma of female criminality -- "Fearful errors lurk in our nuptial couches": the critique of criminal anthropology -- "To classify and analyze emotional persons": the mistake of the machines -- "Some of the darndest lies you ever heard": who invented the lie detector? -- "A trick of burlesque employed...against dishonesty": the quest for euphoric security -- "A bally hoo side show at the fair": the spectacular power of expertise -- The hazards of the will to truth.
Subject Lie detectors and detection -- History.
Lie detectors and detection -- United States -- History.
ISBN 142140530X (hdbk. : alk. paper)
9781421405308 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
9781421406510 (electronic)
1421406519 (electronic)
OCLC number 759050078