Two internationally known lecturers and polygraph instructors have put together a manual to enhance the skills of professional polygraphists in conducting pre-test interviews, which are the foundation of a quality polygraph examination.
Author: Donald Krapohl
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-07-09
Though polygraph has been the mainstay for government and police departments since World War II, it has undergone substantial transformation in recent years. Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice bridges the gap between the outmoded practices and today’s validated testing and analysis protocols. The goal of this reference is to thoroughly and concisely describe the evidence-based practices of polygraphy. Coverage will include: psychophysiology, testing techniques, data collection, data analysis, ethics, polygraph law, alternate technologies and much more. This text addresses the foundational needs of polygraph students, and is written to be useful and accessible to attorneys, forensic scientists, consumers of polygraph services, and the general public. Includes protocols and fundamentals of polygraph practice Covers the history of lie detection, psychophysiology, data collection, techniques and testing, data analysis and much more Authors are internationally recognized in the polygraph field
The Handbook of Polygraph Testing examines the fundamental principles behind lie detector tests, and provides an up-to-date review of their validity. The editor presents current psychological theories, including an explanation of the cognitive processes central to polygraph testing. He describes the various methods of testing, the research in support of each method, and special issues in polygraph research. The Handbook helps readers interpret existing research studies, and learn how to improve the accuracy of polygraph testing and analysis. The dual focus on research and clinical applications makes this text appropriate for a broad range of readers, from polygraph examiners and law enforcement personnel to lawyers, scientists, and graduate students. The Handbook helps establish standards in the field by establishing a set of common terms, concepts, and processes for the people who administer and analyze the tests as well as for the researchers who test the underlying theories. Helps set standards in the field by establishing a set of common terms, concepts and processes
Author: Stanley Abrams
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Political Science
A guide on how to administer and evaluate polygraph tests. Includes a glossary of polygraph terms, charts showing various deceptive responses, major testing techniques, psychiatric categories showing how to evaluate subjects' mental state and determine who can and cannot be tested, current validity and reliability research, and courtroom techniques for the expert witness. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Nathan J. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Throughout history, there has been an intrinsic need for humans to detect deception in other humans. Developed in 1923, the polygraph machine was a tool designed to do just this. To date, there have been many improvements made to the basic polygraph instrument. This book outlines the instrumentation as well as the latest in questioning techniques and methods available to the professional interviewer to determine truth from deception. The book covers psychology and physiology, a history of polygraph with the advances of leading figures, question formulation, data analysis, legal implications and legal cases, and the author’s developed technique Integrated Zone Comparison Technique (IZCT).
A polygraph test provides useful information in many scenarios and can be a crucial component of a criminal investigation, even a required step for security screenings. No matter the purpose, daily practitioners must embrace a more personalized approach to testing to achieve the most credible results. Author Tuvya T. Amsel, PhD, has conducted tens of thousands of interviews and tests while working with law enforcement agencies and both small businesses and megacorporations across the globe, providing him with several decades' worth of knowledge. In this invaluable handbook, he explains how to deal with the practical issues and problems that polygraph examiners encounter on a regular basis and offers solutions to each that promote assessment accuracy. Topics covered range from resolving chart anomalies and contradictory responses to conducting confirmatory testing. He addresses contaminating factors, procedures for testing foreigners, and best practices for examiners traveling abroad to perform assessments. Aside from possessing basic procedural and statistical knowledge, the best examiners must be prepared to deal with unique situations-in the end, the tests are conducted on human beings who have a great deal at stake. Approaching each as an individual with a custom-designed test will ensure more accurate results-and produce effective outcomes.
Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Release Date: 2016-10-12
California Evidentiary Foundations takes the abstract principles of evidence and organizes them into concise statements and illustrates their uses with sample transcripts of the elements being applied in the courtroom. It helps attorneys focus their case around a theme, and understand the theories behind proving up evidence in both civil and criminal cases. California Evidentiary Foundations includes complete references to the California Evidence Code, key cases, legislative history and citations to secondary authorities such as Jefferson, Witkin, C.E.B. texts.
Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Release Date: 2015-02-25
This is the reference your clients would ask you to purchase. Criminal Evidentiary Foundations tells you with precision how to lay foundations for your most critical evidence to be admitted in a criminal trial. Expert authors Edward J. Imwinkelried and Daniel D. Blinka quide you through converting abstract evidentiary doctrine into concrete lines of questioning, with phrasing of questions on direct and cross-examination explained in detail and hundreds of sample foundational questions adapted to specific criminal cases. In this convenient single volume with a current supplement, you'll find your questions answered on witness competency, authentication, relevance, credibility, privileges, opinions, hearsay, suppression, the Best Evidence Rule, and more. Whether you are preparing for your first case or you are a seasoned veteran, this treatise will become your most indespensible tool after the Federal Rules of Evidence in your next trial.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - BUT FAILING TO PREPARE IS JUST PREPARING TO FAIL! As long as the polygraph is used to frighten and intimidate people - and as long as truthful people are falsely accused of lying, I will provide this information so they can protect themselves. If you are going to take a polygraph test, you MUST have the KNOWLEDGE you need to be PROPERLY PREPARED TO PASS YOUR POLYGRAPH TEST! I will teach you how to be PROPERLY PREPARED TO PASS - NERVOUS OR NOT - NO MATTER WHAT! The manual is short and easy to understand - it tells you everything you need to know to pass your polygraph test. The DVD demonstrates how well my technique works by showing you what it looks like on an actual polygraph chart when you do what I tell you to do. JUST TELLING THE TRUTH ONLY WORKS ABOUT 50% OF THE TIME - SO TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF LYING, YOU MUST LEARN HOW TO PASS! THE CHOICE IS YOURS - GET PREPARED OR GET SCREWED!
Author: William L. Fleisher
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Social Science
Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques believably answers the question, How do you know when someone is lying? It also provides a guide for interviewing probable suspects and interrogating likely perpetrators on techniques and tradecraft. This book covers topics about searching for truth and revealing lies. It presents forensic assessments based on psychophysiology, and assessments on the basis of non-verbal behavior. The book also covers interview and interrogation preparation, as well as question formulation. It discusses the Morgan Interview Theme Technique or MITT, and the Forensic Assessment Interview or FAINT. The book addresses techniques for interviewing children and the mentally challenged, and offers information about pre-employment interviews. It also explains how to understand aggressive behavior and how to deal with angry people. The book concludes by presenting future methods for searching for the truth. Law enforcement and security professionals, as well as prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and civil litigators will find this book invaluable. The only book to address FAINT, IIT, and MITT in one source Enables the interviewer to obtain a confession that can stand up in court Includes an online workbook with practical exercises to assist the reader
Author: Rebecca C. Harris
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2008
Combining political analysis, scientific reasoning, and an in-depth study of specific state supreme court cases, Black Robes, White Coats is an interdisciplinary examination of the tradition of “gatekeeping,” the practice of deciding the admissibility of novel scientific evidence. Rebecca Harris systematically examines judicial policymaking in three areas —forensic DNA, polygraphs, and psychological syndrome evidence.
Author: David C. Raskin
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2013-12-17
In 2001, the late Murray Kleiner and an array of experts contributed to the Handbook of Polygraph Testing, published by Elsevier, which examined the fundamental principles behind polygraph tests and reviewed the key tests and methods used at that time. In the intervening thirteen years, the field has moved beyond traditional polygraph testing to include a host of biometrics and behavioral observations. The new title reflects the breadth of methods now used. Credibility Assessment builds on the content provided in the Kleiner volume, with revised polygraph testing chapters and chapters on newer methodologies, such as CNS, Ocular-motor, and behavioral measures. Deception detection is a major field of interest in criminal investigation and prosecution, national security screening, and screening at ports of entry. Many of these methods have a long history, e.g., polygraph examinations, and some rely on relatively new technologies, e.g., fMRI and Ocular-motor measurements. Others rely on behavioral observations of persons in less restricted settings, e.g., airport screening. The authors, all of whom are internationally-recognized experts associated with major universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe, review and analyze various methods for the detection of deception, their current applications, and major issues and controversies surrounding their uses. This volume will be of great interest among forensic psychologists, psychophysiologists, polygraph examiners, law enforcement, courts, attorneys, and government agencies. Provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of methods for deception detection Includes methods being used in credibility, such as autonomic, CNS, fMRI, and Ocular-motor measures and behavioral and facial observation Edited by leaders in the field with over 25+ years of experience Discusses theory and application
Author: William J. Warner
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Release Date: 2016-03-15
William J. Warner takes you inside the polygraph suite, inside the minds of the polygraph examiner and his subjects. As the tension rises, feel the sweat on the brow and see the tears drop as conniving perpetrators give up the truth or spin their tales. Experience the villain weave a whopper of a fib in an effort to beat the box while FBI Special Agent Cy Donovan untangles the web of deceit through Knee-to-Knee interview and interrogation tactics commonly practiced throughout the world of polygraph. Warner places the reader in the room as a witness to the dialogue between the individual sitting across from his accuser, torn between surrendering the truth while the desire of telling a falsehood works as a concoction of poison that grips the soul. Validating stories taken from actual events compliment the polygraph as an investigative tool, the utility of which is designed to compel the confession, despite embarrassment and humiliation.
This book is a short, easy read that takes you by the hand, and guides you through the polygraph examination process. It cuts through all the fluff and gets directly into the information you need. It will destroy the intimidation factor by dissecting the polygraph from both a physiological and psychological standpoint, minus the unnecessary technical jargon. After reading this book, you will have the confidence, knowledge, and metal capacity to pass any polygraph exam, at any time