Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Lie-Detection In The News

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Polygraph Experts Pitch Services At Suspicious Spouses
Hartford Courant
There is a way to uncover the truth, some experts say: Ask the person to take a polygraph test. "It's cheaper than a divorce,"

Indian reality TV's tryst with truth draws protests
AsiaOne - Singapore
If they answer truthfully - determined with the help of a polygraph test - they win 10 million rupees (S$299790). As in the US format, contestants are free ...

2 in line for Tanque Verde interim job
Arizona Daily Star - Tucson,AZ,USA
By Lourdes Medrano The top two candidates for the interim superintendent post at Tanque Verde Unified School District will undergo polygraph tests as part ...

MASON COUNTY: Level 3 sex offender registers
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
Cochran, 19, was convicted of first-degree child molestation in Mason County and admitted during a polygraph exam to assaulting an 8-year-old girl when he ...

Family gets justice for murder, 34 year later
Groth nearly got away with the murder even though he failed a polygraph test shortly after the crime. And the case sat, growing cold and unsolved, ...

Former Top Navy Psychologist Involved in Pre-9/11 Prisoner Abuse Case
The Public Record - Los Angeles,California,USA
The cause was an inconclusive, or “no opinion” polygraph examination made after he finished his assignment in Guam and was returning to the United States. ...

Are Indian audiences ready for the truth?
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
Contestants go through a polygraph test to determine if they are lying while answering a set of questions based on their lives. ...

Jim Vittum: Nearby, but not Stacey Burns' killer
The Union Leader - Manchester,NH,USA
Vittum did not fail a polygraph. This is fact. The truth will come out. Vittum shouldn't have spilled so much of the details as he did in this article. ...

Teen's killing stumps Texas sheriff 40 years later
The Associated Press
A dock worker and a service station attendant were given polygraph tests. Cops questioned a paper boy, drifters, surfers, maintenance workers and people ...

2 more Waco police officers fired, 1 more retires as double ...
Waco Tribune Herald - Waco,TX,USA
He questioned the police internal investigation and the fairness of polygraph questions the officers were asked, adding that many of the allegations were ...

Vittum: Nearby, but not Stacey Burns' killer
The Union Leader - Manchester,NH,USA
... admits he was with her hours before she was found stabbed to death in her bed and says he failed a polygraph test, but he insists that he is innocent. ...

Hook, lie and sinker: Polygraphs net cheaters at fish derbies - Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
Huff gives polygraph tests to competitors in fishing derbies throughout northwestern Ontario, trying to net anyone attempting to cheat their way to prize ...

'Person of Interest' in Hall's Homicide Passes Polygraph Test ...
Cape May County Herald - NJ, United States
... said he “passed a polygraph test he volunteered to take at the suggestion of the Sabine sheriff's office,” in a July 22 Shreveport Times story. ...

Most Read Articles
Indian Express - New Delhi,India
Aldrich Ames beat the polygraph test, not once, but twice. And he wasn't the only spy to do so. But Harold J. Nicholson failed a routine polygraph test, ...

Sex Abuse Charges Dropped In Portland Case - Portland,OR,USA
Macrae's mother, who did not want to be identified, said her son passed a polygraph test. She said she knew the truth would come out. ...

'Sach Ka Samna' TV show challenged in HC
Press Trust of India - New Delhi,India
Those who pass the polygraph test become eligible to win up to Rs one crore in prize money. One Deepak Maini has approached the court alleging that the show ...

'Sach Ka Samna' slapped with notice for provocative questions - New Delhi,Delhi,India
Prior to appearing on the actual show, contestants are asked 50 questions while being hooked up to a polygraph machine. The biological indicators of the ...

Sabine assistant DA denies involvement in death
WXVT - Greenville,MS,USA
He has sent a letter to his clients, saying he has passed a polygraph test. A copy was made available to media by his lawyer, Ted Hoyt of Lafayette. ...

Kofoed Appeals To Allow Polygraph
He's asking a judge to allow a polygraph test he took that determined he was telling the truth when he said he did not mishandle blood evidence. ...

Show cause notice issued to Star Plus
Hindu - Chennai,India
He pointed out that guests on the show were made to face polygraph test and asked obscene questions. Mr. Akhtar found ready support from other members; ...

Neb. CSI's attorney appeals polygraph ruling
KCAU - Sioux City,IA,USA
Omaha attorney Steve Lefler says David Kofoed's (KOH-feds) polygraph results are relevant to the case. He's asked a federal court to reverse its order or ...

Tests await new Paducah police chief - Lexington,KY,USA
... Chief James Berry's first few days on the job in the western Kentucky city will include a physical, drug test, psychological exam and polygraph test. ...

Sabine assistant district attorney denies being involved in homicide
Shreveport Times - Shreveport,LA,USA
"We wanted to share this information with his clients — that he met with the detectives "» and they asked him to take the polygraph, and he did and passed ...

Student confesses to bomb threat
Roscommon County Herald-News - Roscommon,MI,USA
The confession came after the male student failed a polygraph test. No names are being released at this time. Deputies were called to the high school in ...

Polygraph Examiners Of America


Lie-Detection In The News

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Charges dismissed against two in beating of Kalamazoo bicyclist
Kalamazoo Gazette - - Kalamazoo,MI,USA
In one case, the suspect insisted he wasn't at the scene, and he passed a polygraph examination. In the other, a witness later said she was confused and ...

Sabine assistant district attorney denies involvement in homicide
Shreveport Times - Shreveport,LA,USA
... in an unsolved homicide in Sabine Parish says he passed a polygraph test that he volunteered to take at the suggestion of the Sabine sheriff's office. ...

Tori Stafford: OPP veteran finds the remains
London Free Press
Smyth, who works in the OPP's polygraph and behavioural sciences unit, said he hopes the little Woodstock girl's family finds some peace. ...

Station 54 Workers May Take Lie Test
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - FOX 26 has learned that every employee at Houston Fire Department Fire Station 54 will be asked to take a polygraph test. ...

Lie detector test results back female firefighter's harassment claim
So last week, their attorney, Joe Ahmad, asked Jane Draycott to submit to a privately administered polygraph examination. In it, she denied having anything ...

Polygraph granted for Saginaw man charged with rape
The Saginaw News -
by Andy Hoag | The Saginaw News Dezarick I. Henderson, who is maintaining his innocence in a sexual assault case, wants to take a polygraph test to prove it ...

OPD Wants Lie Detector Tests For Complaints
At the same time, why do I need to take a polygraph?" he questioned. An Internal Affairs spokesperson said polygraphs are used as an investigative tool. ...

Brain scan: A better lie detector?
Inland Empire News - Riverside,CA,USA
For one thing, the evidence for fMRI-based lie detection is still conflicting: Although past studies have associated prefrontal cortex activity with lying, ...

Verbal & Non-Verbal Deception Behavior Analysis - Quincy,MA,USA
Therefore, simple gaze avoidance may or may not be useful in lie detection. Which way a person's eyes move also may tell a lot about the honesty of an

Sach ka Saamna
Indian Express - New Delhi,India
The challenge is simple—answer 21 increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph, and win up to Rs 1 crore. ...

Mayor wants 2 law firms for HFD inquiry
Houston Chronicle - United States
The city's Office of Inspector General is investigating the incidents and may make an effort to conduct polygraph examinations on the two women, ...

Flex'n Steroid Free in the Capital City - Sacramento,CA,USA
All of them went through instensive drug screening including a urine test and polygraph. Tina Smith and Bob Bell, who are both former bodybuilders started ...

Sex-offender costs to skyrocket - Des Moines,IA,USA
Still, they anticipate the state will need many more GPS tracking devices, probation officers and polygraphs to comply with the requirements of the special ...

Trimble timeline
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
He was charged with the crime even after passing repeated polygraph tests. Juvenile Court Judge Richard Jenkins orders that Womack be transferred to ..

Polygraph Examiners Of America


Relationship polygraph news story

Polygraph Experts Pitch Services At Suspicious Spouses
By JANICE PODSADA The Hartford Courant
July 26, 2009

Walking the Appalachian trail or fooling around in Argentina? Sober or still drinking-and-drugging on the sly? Out on a hike or out on a lark?

There is a way to uncover the truth, some experts say: Ask the person to take a polygraph test.

"It's cheaper than a divorce," said Bernie Soldate, owner of Forensic Polygraph Center in Simsbury. Soldate charges the going rate, about $900, to administer a polygraph test.

A "lie detector" isn't just for criminal cases anymore. Increasingly, it's being advertised as a tool for private citizens to solve pressing domestic issues or even neighbor disputes.

Associated Polygraph Center in East Hartford recently bought billboard space above the eastbound lanes of I-84 near downtown Hartford in hopes of drumming up more business. "Want to know the truth? Ask them to take polygraph test." the company's electronic ad beamed brightly above the highway.

"We're looking for more of the domestic market," said Karen Nunez-Robbins, whose business partner, Leighton "Skip" Hammond, founded the firm.

More consumers are turning to polygraph examiners to set the record straight, said Soldate, who estimates that 50 percent of his business comes from domestic issues.

"Half of the work out there is husbands and wives, couples," said John Grogan, executive director of the Polygraph Examiners of America. Grogan, who lists baseball player Jose Canseco among the people he has tested, swears by its accuracy.

"Right now, with the modern computerized polygraph and a trained examiner, it's about 98 percent accurate," Grogan said.

When suspicion is eating away at a relationship, especially when it involves a partner's fidelity, a polygraph test may help clear up the problem.

"If there is no other way to work this out, the last resort is a polygraph test," Soldate said. "But before you pay for a test — and I ask for it in advance — be prepared to be truthful. If you've got something to tell your spouse, cough it up now; fall on the sword. Honesty is the best policy."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Limestone VP instantly solves EDA mystery!

Q. EDA tracing went flatline. EDA meter at bottom right of screen says 9000. What's up?

A. 9000 is what you get with no EDA leads plugged in. So if they are plugged in, it is very likely a broken EDA lead.

Leads and spare electrodes shipped out same-day.

Thanks to Tyler at

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lie-Detection In The News

Ex-congressman wants jury to hear polygraph results
Houston Chronicle - United States
Craig Washington, expected to go on trial next week for shooting at two teens in a car, has asked that jurors hear polygraph results he says prove he acted ...

Federal judge dismisses Arenac polygraph lawsuits
Oscoda Press - Oscoda,MI,USA
by Holly Nelson TAWAS CITY - US District Judge Thomas L. Ludington has dismissed three lawsuits filed last year which named, among others, two Iosco County ...

Department Adds Another Polygraph Examiner
Hartford Courant - United States
NEW BRITAIN – - The police department has announced that a third officer has been trained as a polygraph examiner. Detective Adam Rembisz, who has been with ...

InstaLetters for July 7
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
... an invitation to Congressman Shuler, at my expense, to undergo a polygraph exam for the purpose of determining who actually wrote “his” commentary. ...

He plays FBI agent Reynolds, who was brought in to liaise between the Lightman Group and the FBI when the lie-detection specialists are called in to help ...

Milstead Wishes Dierks' Jury Had Seen Video Interrogation
KSFY - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
But that evidence was thrown out because the judge ruled her polygraph statements were made involuntarily. Last week, Dierks was found not guilty on all ...

Lie to Me picks up steam - anyone else watching?
TV Squad - Santa Monica,CA,USA
She guest-starred in two episodes of Lie to Me last season, and will have ... it out -- and pick up a few pointers on lie detection from Cal Lightman and crew.

Car crash cop still unidentified
Jamaica Observer - Kingston,Jamaica
He has also refused to do a polygraph test, on the advice of his lawyer," the source said. Under Jamaican law, no citizen can be forced to subject ...

Weekly Crime Poll: Should Polygraphs Be Used In Crime Investigations?
About - News & Issues - New York,NY,USA
Currently the FBI conducts polygraph tests of all new employees prior to them beginning their service. In addition, individuals with access to certain ...

Matthew Norman: A polygraph test for pompous politicians
Independent - London,England,UK
Where I previously proposed that any political interviewee, on whichever medium, must first agree to be strapped to a polygraph, technological advances ...

Stahlman pleaded guilty in 1979 death in Warren
Warren Tribune Chronicle - Warren,Ohio,USA
An accomplice in the case who testified at trial, Roger Collins, surrendered to authorities and passed a polygraph exam before he pleaded guilty to ...

“Black magic was practised in Gujarat ashram”
Hindu - Chennai,India
... three close associates of the controversial “sant” had “confessed” during the lie-detection test that black magic was being practised in the Ashram. ...

Satyam case: CBI court order for polygraph test on July 9
Hindu Business Line - Chennai,India
HYDERABAD: The designated court for CBI on Saturday reserved its orders for July 9 on the lie-detector test to be conducted on Mr B Ramalinga Raju, ...

Judson teacher goes on trial next week
San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA
Weste confessed after reportedly failing a polygraph test in 2007, which he attended after his lawyer allegedly was told not to be there. ...

Guj govt to HC: Black magic practiced at Asaram ashram - New Delhi,India
The affidavit cites the lie detection tests of three sadhaks (workers) of the ashram who said they knew what was going on. The affidavit was based on a ...

Shields "confession" man offered 拢40k to pass lie detector
Click Liverpool - Liverpool,Merseyside,UK
A 拢40000 purse has been put up by an annoymous businessman as bounty to Graham Sankey if he can successfully pass a polygraph test. ...

Experts say Lindsey Baum likely abducted by someone she knew - USA
Komo News is reporting that Lindsey's mother voluntarily took a polygraph test, along with the father of Lindsey's best friend, Scott Williams. ...

Former "White House Boy" puts story of horrific abuse to a ... - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Polygraph tests aren't typically admissible in court, but Cooper felt like he had to do something. It's been two months since he and other men were featured ...

Pinal County sheriff places two on paid leave
Arizona Daily Star - Tucson,AZ,USA
McAuliffe was given a polygraph examination, which indicated deception about involvement with illegal drugs. He took a second polygraph, which showed no ...

FBI: Stranger not likely behind girl's disappearance
KOMO News - Seattle,WA,USA
The missing girl's mother, who wanted avoid becoming the center of the investigation, voluntarily took a polygraph test. The father of the girl's best ...

Two Pinal County sheriff's staff investigated
East Valley Tribune - Mesa,AZ,USA
He is accused of deception during polygraph tests and failure to disclose pre-employment information about drug use, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's ...

Man Admits to Double Homicide
WYTV - Youngstown,OH,USA
Prosecutors also had him take a polygraph, and not only did he fail but he ended up confessing to polygraph examiner Bill Evans of Akron. ...

Steroid use by bodybuilders not dependant on body image concerns - Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
Natural bodybuilding referred to competitions in which partakers were drug-tested, and had to pass a polygraph in relation to their lack of prohibited drug ...

Quick service today from Lafayette's Kari and Paul!

A corrupted-file was the cause of a homescreen error for an LX-4000; the always-helpful Kari B walked the examiner through a quick-fix; software guy Paul also assisted. Kudos to Lafayette for helping the examiner have absolutely no downtime!

Tarrant County TX seeking bids for pre-employment polygraph exams

Here is a link to the 20-page application:

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Member Survey: Which of the 4 computerized polygraph instruments do you prefer?


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