Forensic Polygraphy

Agencies, Employees Spar Over Lie Detector Tests

Includes criticism of polygraphs, issues, limitations, and debate about the accuracy of the tests and about whether federal agencies should use it.

Seeks to abolish polygraph and shows polygraph screening is invalid and is dangerous to national security.

How Lie Detectors Work

Details the polygraph, an instrument that monitors a person's physiological reactions and detects whether deceptive behavior is displayed.

Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology

Scientific journal publishes original empirical, review, and theoretical work on credibility assessment and witness psychology.

Passing the Polygraph

Shows that combination of simple breathing techniques, muscle tightening, tongue-gnawing and tacks in the socks confuses polygraph test results.

Polygraph Law Resource

Resource contains issues in the Supreme Court of the United States, appeals' decisions on the polygraph, and papers.

Polygraph Place

Contains listing of polygraph examiner and information on polygraph associations, schools, equipments, software and insurances.

Polygraph Policy

Testing for intelligence community to screen employees and for investigation of unauthorized disclosures.

Polygraphs - Worse Than Worthless

States that polygraph testing as currently used has extremely serious limitations.

The Truth About the Polygraph

Article detailing how an information leak urged the US government to impose polygraph testing on the personnel of an R&D weapons facility.

Use of the Polygraph in Security Clearance Determinations

Publication discusses the use of polygraph in security clearance investigations.

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