Thursday, December 31, 2009

New member, from Manchester England

Watch for a profile soon!

PEOA 2010 Examiner Of The Year

East coast: Andrew G

West coast: Levy B


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Using GSR/EDA 'white snap-in stickies' instead of steel & velcro, #3 of 3

---if you only have the stainless-steel & velcro finger electrodes for gsr/eda, all 4 instrument manufacturers offer either snap-in adapters or new leads with snaps.

---don't buy replacement 'white stickies' from the instrument manufacturers: buy fresher ones from where they buy them from! (PEOA members: a list is available to you that contains several direct distributors of 'white stickies')

Using GSR/EDA 'white snap-in stickies' instead of steel & velcro, #2 of 3

Most 'white stickies' (also used on the chest of EKG patients) have a shelf-life of 18 months for the typically-used 'pre-gelled' ones.
What goes bad? The 'gel' in the center of the electrode actually evaporates, making a very-poor transferance of the body's signals.
You can buy the medical gel itself if needed.

Using GSR/EDA 'white snap-in stickies' instead of steel & velcro, #1 of 3

Reminder: when fingertips are giving poor or no GSR/EDA tracings, give the white stickies a try instead, on the palm of the hand.

PEOA member John Grogan to get his 5000 Polygraph Examinations plaque in January

At the PEOA January 2010 PCSOT training.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Two new websites added, to bring more work to PEOA members!

There are more than 100 websites up & running that bring in the work.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Relevant-Questions reminder:

--should contain no and's, or's, or commas

--should be no longer than 14 words long

--must be clearly Yes or No answerable

--should use no 'pretty' words (like 'affair' or 'slept with')

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lie-Detection In The News

(short blurbs only, links to entire stories are sent directly to PEOA members; search Google using titles below to read further if you are not a PEOA member)

Israel accused of interrogating medical patients from Gaza
Eventually he was questioned while attached to what he was told was a polygraph machine. He was asked about his relatives, about his neighbours and about ...

Heather's family knows Hembree, but did not suspect himGaston Gazette
Vandiford took a polygraph test and had his mouth swabbed for DNA. “I told them that's fine. I'll help with whatever they need,” said Vandiford. ...

Criminal justice teacher's sex abuse charge to be handed to grand juryDothan Eagle
Police said the alleged crime happened at Bae's business, Bae Polygraph & Hypnosis Center, located on North Oates Street near downtown Dothan. ...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monterey County CA: a jewelry store needs 5 persons tested about missing jewelry

Lie-Detection In The News

(short blurbs only, links to entire stories are sent directly to PEOA members; search Google using titles below to read further if you are not a PEOA member)

Panel exonerates teacher accused of touching girls
Online Athens
Even though a polygraph test backed up Burwell's claims that he was innocent, he decided to resign to protect the students instead of fighting a ...

Parents question'bullying' policy implementation
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Later, the mother of the child accused of bullying had her son - who denied the allegations - undergo a polygraph test which indicated he was telling the ...

Girl alleges abuse by friend's dad
Record Herald
22 when he was scheduled to take a polygraph, police said Forsha wrote a statement that admitted touching the girl inappropriately. He signed the statement, ...

Man gets 8 years for role in home invasions
Journal and Courier
Under Belmont's plea agreement with the Tippecanoe County prosecutor's office, he must provide a cleanup statement to police and take a polygraph test, ...

Two jailed in '05 killing on Letitia; third sought
Vicksburg Post
Discrepancies in Blue's story and evidence gathered in the investigation suggested her involvement, and she later declined a polygraph test, officials said. ...

Past Theories and Your Theories
The prosecutor offered Lamborgine plea deals that could have reduced his sentence, but would have required him to submit to a polygraph test regarding the ...

Motion denied in Dillon case
Florida Today
Fair attached a record of Chapman's lengthy criminal history, a transcript of his interview with Chapman and summaries of unfavorable polygraph tests ...

The Responsibilities and Authority of the Secretary of Labor
American Chronicle
This law bars most employers from using lie detectors on employees, but permits polygraph tests only in limited circumstances. It is administered by the ...

Leetonia man gets five years for son's death
The Review
Hartford noted during the seven-month investigation into his son's death, Snow voluntarily cooperated with investigators and offered to take a polygraph ...

Reports state that Tiger Woods offered Rachel Uchitel hush money: press ...
She has adamantly denied having an affair with Tiger Woods, agreed to undergo a polygraph, and gave a lengthy tell-all interview to the New York Post ...

Man admits being accessory in rock-garden murder case
Gay and Lesbian Times
He submitted to a polygraph test and was told his test showed he was deceptive in some of his answers. He gave more details, according to court records. ...

Teacher Says Prosecutor Ruined Her
Courthouse News Service
Among other things, she says Sanders knew that she had passed a polygraph test, that the student failed to identify her lower-back tattoo, and that there ...

Homicide witness remains in jail
UI The Daily Iowan
Marshall then agreed to take a polygraph test about the shooting, and officials “determined that he was being deceptive,” reports said. ...

18-year-old arrested on sex abuse charges after returning to Mobi
Bowen, accompanied by his adoptive father, fled to New York after he was questioned by police but before a scheduled polygraph test, police said. ...

Suspect in Levy death accused of obstructionWashington Times
Investigators had questioned Guandique about Miss Levy's disappearance, even administering a polygraph test, which he passed, after another inmate said ...

Sabharwal son to face second lie detector test
Times of India - New Delhi,India
The north district police conducted a lie-detection test on Himanshu and his ... "We have asked Himanshu to come back for another lie-detection test later ...

Town Seeks To Replace Police Lie Detector
Hartford Courant
Next Tuesday, the town council will discuss spending $4278.25 of federal drug enforcement funds to buy a new polygraph because the current machine ...

Man shot to death at home
Greenwood Commonwealth
Several people have been taken to the state crime lab in Batesville for polygraph tests, according to the sheriff. The body is at the Jackson crime lab for ...

Rachel Uchitel in pictures!
World News
Though, the lady has denied having any affair with him and has offered to take a polygraph to prove it. She claims that the Enquirer(which first published ...

Man arrested on strangulation charges
Buck was ordered to take a polygraph test. According to the affidavit, Buck was deceptive in his answers. You must be logged in to rate this story. ...

St. Albans police soon hiringCharleston Gazette
Applicants who pass both tests will be put on an eligibility list for further testing that includes a background investigation, polygraph test, ...

Municipal agency in Kern County CA looking to contract exams as-needed

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Friday, December 4, 2009

21-page guide from DACA: Using the US Military's PCASS (portable combat-area polygraph instrument)

Full guide sent directly to all PEOA members today.

Courtesy of: Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment (previously DOD-PI)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Torrance CA: advertising company needs a very clean analog instrument to photograph for a print ad

It does not need to function.

40-hour PCSOT course, January 2010

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