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Vincent Denault
LL.M., LL.B., CFE


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Premier lauréat du Emerging Scholar Award (2016) de la Nonverbal Division de la National Communication, Vincent Denault est candidat au doctorat et chargé de cours au Département de communication de l’Université de Montréal. Il est cofondateur et codirecteur du Centre d’études en sciences de la communication non verbale du Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. Publiés dans différents journaux révisés par les pairs (p. ex., Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, International Journal of Evidence & Proof, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law), les travaux de Vincent Denault portent principalement sur la détection du mensonge, l’évaluation de la crédibilité et la communication non verbale, spécifiquement sur des enjeux liés à l’administration de la justice. Avant ses études doctorales, Vincent Denault a complété un baccalauréat et une maîtrise en droit à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, à la suite desquels il a publié l’ouvrage Communication non verbale et crédibilité des témoins (Yvon Blais, 2015). Vincent Denault est également examinateur agréé en matière de fraude (CFE), avocat et coroner.


Publications révisées par les pairs :

  • Denault, V., & Plusquellec, P. (in press). La communication non verbale, 60 ans de connaissances révisées par les pairs [Nonverbal communication, 60 years of peer-reviewed knowledge]. Médiation et information.
  • Denault, V., Plusquellec, P., Jupe, L. M., St-Yves, M., Dunbar, N. E., Hartwig, M., … van Koppen, P. J. (in press). L’analyse de la communication non verbale: Les dangers de la pseudoscience en contextes de sécurité et de justice [The analysis of nonverbal communication: The dangers of pseudoscience in security and justice contexts]. Revue internationale de criminologie et de police technique et scientifique.
  • Denault, V., Rioux-Turcotte, J., & Tomas, F. (2019). La spontanéité du discours, un facteur déterminant la crédibilité des témoins. ScriptUM: La revue du Colloque VocUM 2016, 3, 85-110.
  • Jupe, L., & Denault, V. (2019). Science or pseudoscience? A distinction that matters for police officers, lawyers and judges. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law. Advance online publication: https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2019.1618755
  • Denault, V., Dunbar, N., & Plusquellec, P. (2019). The detection of deception during trials: Ignoring the nonverbal communication of witnesses is not the solution – A response to Vrij and Turgeon (2018). The International Journal of Evidence and Proof. Advance online publication : https://doi.org/10.1177/1365712719851133
  • Denault, V., Plusquellec, P., Jupe, L. M., St-Yves, M., Dunbar, N. E., Hartwig, M., … van Koppen, P. J. (2019). The analysis of nonverbal communication: The dangers of pseudoscience in security and justice contexts. Anuario de Psicología Jurídica. Advance online publication : https://doi.org/10.5093/apj2019a9
  • Cherba, M., Thoër, C., Turbide, O., Denault, V., Renaud, L., Valderrama, A., … Muloin, C. (2019). Le soutien social en ligne comme mode d’intervention psychosociale: Revue de littérature, pistes de recherche et recommandations pour les intervenants [Online social support as a psychosocial intervention method: Literature review, research leads and recommendations for practitioners]. Santé Publique, 31, 83-92. doi : 10.3917/spub.191.0083
  • Rioux-Turcotte, J., & Denault, V. (2019). L’expertise en linguistique devant les tribunaux québécois et fédéraux canadiens, portrait global et conséquences pour les professionnels du système judiciaire [The linguistic expertise in Quebec and Canadian federal courts, global portrait and consequences for judicial professionals]. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, 32(2), 427-447. doi : 10.1007/s11196-018-9585-6
  • Rochat, N., Delmas, H., Denault, V., Elissalde, B., & Demarchi, S. (2018). La synergologie révisée par les pairs, analyse d’une publication [Synergology peer-reviewed, analysis of a publication]. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 39(2), 247-266. doi : 10.7202/1051231ar
  • Plusquellec, P., & Denault, V. (2018). The 1000 most cited papers on visible nonverbal behavior: A bibliometric analysis. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 42(3), 347-377. doi : 10.1007/s10919-018-0280-9
  • Denault, V., & Jupe, L. (2018). Aviation security and the TSA’s behavior detection: Why effective academic and practitioner dialogue is vital. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 240. doi : 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00240
  • Denault, V., & Cooren, F. (2018). Lawyers as ventriloquists: A contemporary approach to understanding credibility in the courtroom. In G. Tessuto, V. K. Bhatia & J. Engberg (Eds.), Frameworks for discursive actions and practices of the law (pp. 138-152). Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars.
  • Denault, V., & Jupe, L. (2017). Justice at risk! An evaluation of a pseudoscientific analysis of a witness’ nonverbal behavior in the courtroom. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 29(2), 221-242. doi : 10.1080/14789949.2017.1358758
  • Dodier, O., & Denault, V. (2017). The Griffiths Question Map: A forensic tool for expert witnesses’ assessments of witnesses and victims’ statements. Journal of Forensic Science, 63(1), 266-274. doi : 10.1111/1556-4029.13477
  • Denault, V. (2017). Le « langage » non verbal des témoins, quand les pseudosciences s’invitent au tribunal [The “body language” of witnesses, when pseudosciences are invited in the courtroom]. ScriptUM: La revue du Colloque VocUM 2015, 2, 96-118.
  • Denault, V. (2017). Credibility assessment. In B. Baker, R. Minhas & L. Wilson (Eds.), Psychology and law factbook, 2nd edition (pp. 19-21). Derby, United Kingdom: European Association of Psychology and Law Student Society.
  • Denault, V. & Jupe, L. (2017). Deception detection. In B. Baker, R. Minhas & L. Wilson (Eds.), Psychology and law factbook, 2nd edition (pp. 22-24). Derby, United Kingdom: European Association of Psychology and Law Student Society.
  • Denault, V., Jupe, L., Dodier, O., & Rochat, N. (2017). To veil or not to veil, detecting lies in the courtroom: A comment on Leach et al. (2016). Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24(1), 102-117. doi : 10.1080/13218719.2017.1260619
  • Denault, V., & Cooren, F. (2016). La personnalisation des témoins lors de procès: Rhétorique et ventriloquie lors des questions introductives [Witness personalisation during trials: Rhetoric and ventriloquism during introductory questions]. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, 30(2), 321-349. doi: 10.1007/s11196-016-9496-3
  • Denault, V., Larivée, S., Plouffe, D., & Plusquellec, P. (2015). La synergologie, une lecture pseudoscientifique du langage corporel [Synergology, a pseudoscientific reading of body language]. Revue de Psychoéducation, 43(2), 425-455. doi: 10.7202/1039262ar

Quelques autres publications :

  • Denault, V. (Ed.) (in press). Enquêtes, procès et justice: La science pour développer de meilleures pratiques [Investigations, trials and justice: Science to develop better practices]. Cowansville, Canada: Éditions Yvon Blais.
  • Denault, V., & Dunbar, N. (2019). Credibility assessment and deception detection in courtrooms: Hazards and challenges for scholars and legal practitioners. In T. Docan-Morgan (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of deceptive communication (pp. 915-936). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bencherki, N., Bourgoin, A., Chen, H.-R., Cooren, F., Denault, V., & Plusquellec, P. (2019). Bodies, faces, physical space, and the materializations of authority. In N. Bencherki, F. Matte & F. Cooren (Eds.), Authority and power in social interaction: Methods and analysis (pp. 77-98). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Denault, V., & Jupe, L. (2018). Detecting deceit during trials; Limits in the implementation of lie detection research. A comment on Snook, McCardle, Fahmy and House. Canadian Criminal Law Review, 28(1), 97-106.
  • Turbide, O, Thoër, C., Cherba, M., Denault, V., & Benzaza, R. (2018). Formes d’expression de soutien social sur le forum de discussion de la Société canadienne du cancer: une analyse thématique et conversationnelle [Forms social support expression on the Canadian Cancer Society’s discussion forum: A thematic and conversational analysis]. In B. Cordelier, O. Galibert, S. Alemanno & H. Romeyer (Eds.), Actes des Journées d’études – Organisation, santé et numérique (pp. 32-34). Montréal, Canada: ComSanté.
  • Denault, V., & Dunbar, N. (2017). Nonverbal communication in courtrooms: Scientific assessments or modern trials by ordeal?. The Advocates’ Quarterly, 47(3), 280-308.
  • Delmas, H., Denault, V., Elissalde, B., Rochat, N., Demarchi, S., Tijus, C., & Urdapilleta, I. (2016). Évaluation de la crédibilité des témoins: L’influence des croyances [Witnesses credibility assessment: The impact of beliefs]. In C. Puigelier & C. Tijus (Eds.), L’esprit au-delà du droit. Pour un dialogue entre les sciences cognitives et le droit (pp. 205-224). Paris, France: Mare et Martin.
  • Delmas, H., Elissalde, B., Denault, V., Rochat, N., Demarchi, S., Tijus, C., & Urdapilleta, I. (2015). Une nouvelle croyance sur le mensonge: La théorie des « faux non » en synergologie [A new belief on lying: The “false no” theory in synergology]. In M. Hutin (Ed.), Actes du colloque Cognition, Langage, Interaction 2015 (pp. 20-27). Paris, France: Université Paris 8.
  • Denault, V. (2014). Le polygraphe devant les tribunaux civils québécois: Croyances, science et jurisprudence [The polygraph in Quebec civil courts: Beliefs, science and case law]. Revue du Barreau, 73(1), 33-58
  • Denault, V. (2015). Communication non verbale et crédibilité des témoins [Nonverbal communication and witnesses credibility]. Cowansville, Canada: Éditions Yvon Blais.

Communications révisées par les pairs :

  • Ramirez, F. A., & Denault, V. (2019, July). Facebook, female victims and social media evidence in sexual assault trials. Communication presented at the 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Turbide, O., Cherba, M., & Denault, V. (2019, July). Responding to self-disclosure in a discussion forum for people living with cancer: a conversational approach. Communication presented at the 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2018, June). Trial judges and the detection of deception: Good intentions and good practices are not synonyms. In V. Denault (Chair). Better practices, better justice: Arguments for interdisciplinary dialogues. Communication presented at for the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2018, June). The 100 most cited papers on human deception, A bibliometric analysis. Communication presented at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2018, April). L’étude de la communication non verbale comme outil de développement de l’esprit critique [The study of nonverbal communication as a tool to develop critical thinking]. Communication presented at the Colloque interuniversitaire en communication de l’AEMDC 2018, Montréal, Canada
  • Denault, V. (2017, November). Le triomphe de la vérité lors de procès, véritable espoir ou croyance naïve? [The triumph of truth during trial, genuine promise or naïve belief?]. Communication presented at the Colloque du CRDS 2017, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V., & Cooren, F. (2017, October). The becoming of a small claims court judgement: A ventriloquial perspective. Communication presented at the 2017 International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) conference, Bologna, Italy.
  • Denault, V., & Rioux-Turcotte, J. (2017, May). Implication des chercheurs en linguistique légale dans le milieu judiciaire francophone, une course contre la montre [Implication of forensic linguistic researchers in the francophone judiciary, a race against the clock]. In M. Laforest & A. Houle (Chairs). L’étude du langage en contexte judiciaire, au service de l’enquête et du droit. Communication presented at the 85e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal, Canada.
  • Denault, V., & Rochat, N. (2017, May). Témoignage véridique, ou témoignage mensonger? Lorsque l’évaluation de la crédibilité perd en crédibilité [Truthful testimony, or deceitful testimony? When credibility assessment loses in credibility]. Communication presented at the 85e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2017, April). Les experts en non-verbal dans les médias, plus de pseudo que de science? Le cas de la poignée de main Trump-Trudeau [The non-verbal experts in the media, more pseudo than science? The case of the Trump-Trudeau handshake]. Communication presented at the Colloque interuniversitaire en communication de l’AEMDC 2017, Montreal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2017, March). L’attaque ad hominem comme stratégie de réponse aux critiques. Une autoethnographie de la dénonciation d’une pseudoscience [Ad hominem attack as a strategy to answer criticisms. An autoethnography of the denunciation of a pseudoscience]. Communication presented at the Colloque Divers’COM 2017, Montreal, Canada.
  • Denault, V., Rioux-Turcotte, J., & Tomas, F. (2016, November). La spontanéité du discours, un facteur déterminant la crédibilité des témoins [The spontaneity of discourse, a determining factor of witnesses credibility]. Communication presented at the Colloque VocUM 2016, Montreal, Canada.
  • Denault, V., Delmas, H., & Rochat, N. (2016, July). Credibility assessment of witnesses: Dubious criteria and pseudoscience. Communication presented at the 26th Annual conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), Toulouse, France.
  • Delmas, H., Elissalde, B., Denault, V., Rochat, N., Demarchi, S., Tijus, C., & Urdapilleta, I. (2016, June). Synergology’s « false no » response theory: Testing and implications of a pseudo-scientific belief about deception. Communication presented at the 9th Annual conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), London, United Kingdom.
  • Denault, V. (2016, June). Impacts of pseudo-sciences in the judicial system. In S. Demarchi (Chair). The impact of erroneous beliefs and non-scientific practices in the judicial process. Communication presented at the 9th Annual conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), London, United Kingdom.
  • Denault, V., Cooren, F., & Plusquellec, P. (2016, June). When facial expressions and gestures speak louder than words: An interdisciplinary multimodal interaction analysis of power and authority. Communication presented at the 66th Annual preconference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Denault, V., & Delmas, H. (2016, June). The use of Information Manipulation Theory in deception research: Lessons from the past, ideas for the future. Communication presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, London, United Kingdom.
  • Denault, V. & Delmas, H. (2016, June). Credibility in the courtroom: What investigating interviewing professionals need to know. Communication presented at the 9th Annual conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), London, United Kingdom.
  • Denault, V. (2016, May). Le non-verbal des témoins lors de procès: Quand la forme l’emporte sur le fond [The nonverbal of witnesses during trials: When the form prevails on the substance]. Communication presented at the 84e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V., & Cooren, F. (2016, May). Lawyers as ventriloquists: A contemporary approach to understanding credibility in the courtroom. Communication presented at the 4th International conference of the Center for Research in Language and Law, Caserta, Italy.
  • Denault, V. (2016, March). Utilisation de la Interpersonal Deception Theory en recherche expérimentale de 1996 à 2016, que doit-on retenir? [The use of Interpersonal Deception Theory in experimental research from 1996 to 2016, what should we remember?]. Communication presented at the Colloque interuniversitaire en communication de l’AEMDC 2016, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2016, March). Commission Charbonneau: Quand plaidoirie rime avec ventriloquie [Charbonneau Commission: when argumentation rhymes with ventriloquism]. Communication presented at the Colloque Divers’COM 2016, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2015, November). Le « langage » non verbal des témoins, quand les pseudosciences s’invitent au tribunal [The “body language” of witnesses, when pseudosciences are invited in the courtroom]. Communication presented at the Colloque VocUM 2015, Montréal, Canada.
  • Delmas, H., Elissalde, B., Denault, V., Rochat, N., Demarchi, S., Tijus, C., & Urdapilleta, I. (2015, October). Une nouvelle croyance sur le mensonge: la théorie des « faux non » en synergologie [A new belief on lie: The “false no” theory in synergology]. Communication presented at the Colloque Cognition, Langage, Interaction 2015, Paris, France.
  • Denault, V. (2015, May). L’évaluation de la crédibilité des témoins: Justice est-elle rendue? [The credibility assessment of witnesses: Is justice served?]. Communication presented at the Colloque annuel des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs en droit 2015, Montréal, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2015, March). Le polygraphe, outil de coercition moderne? [The polygraph, a modern coercive tool?]. Communication presented at the Colloque multidisciplinaire des cycles supérieurs de l’AGE UQTR 2015, Trois-Rivières, Canada.

Quelques autres communications :

  • Denault, V. (2019, May). Perceptions uncovered: The science of non-verbal communication, more than 60 years of research for security practitioners. Invited communication presented at the Behavioural Analysis 2019 conference, Minneapolis, United-States.
  • Denault, V. (2019, May). The science of real-time lie detection. In A. Navaneelan (Chair). Refugee status determination & credibility assessment. Invited communication presented at the workshop Building a shared agenda: Collaborating on socio-legal research to improve refugee status decision-making, Toronto, Canada.
  • Landry, F., Plusquellec, P., Denault, V., & Ouellet-Morin, I. (2019, May). Mouvement des mains dirigé vers soi, que nous disent-ils lors d’une situation de provocation? [Movement of hands towards oneself, what do they tell us in a situation of provocation?]. In P. Plusquellec & V. Denault (Chairs). La communication non verbale: recherches, enjeux et dialogues interdisciplinaires. Invited communication presented at the 87e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Gatineau, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2018, November). Judges, witnesses and nonverbal communication: The influence of demeanor on the assessment of testimonies. In J. Bowman (Chair). What count as evidence? Kernels of contradictions in nonverbal theory and measures. Invited communication presented at the 104th Annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA), Salt Lake City, United States.
  • Denault, V. (2018, June). Le rôle de la science dans le développement de meilleures pratiques professionnelles, que doit-on retenir du programme de détection de comportements suspects SPOT? [The role of science in the development of best professional practices, what should we remember from the suspicious behavior detection program SPOT?]. Invited communication presented at the Colloque étudiant sur la recherche en sciences criminelles, Trois Rivières, Canada.
  • Denault, V. (2016, November). Nonverbal communication in the courtroom: What inductive case law analysis tells us. In A. Duggan (Chair). Nonverbal methods and measures in applied contexts. Invited communication presented at the 102nd Annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA), Philadelphia, United States.
 
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