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NCJ Number: 10783 Find in a Library
Title: POLYGRAPH IN COURT
Author(s): R J FERGUSON; A L MILLER
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 371
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARGUMENTS CONCERNING THE USE OF LIE DETECTORS AS A MEANS OF TRUTH VERIFICATION AND THE ACCURACY OF THE RESULTS.
Abstract: ALTHOUGH LIE DETECTORS ARE ACCEPTED AND USED WIDELY BY INDUSTRY, ADMISSABILITY OF THE POLYGRAPHER'S ANALYSIS IN THE COURTS REMAINS A QUESTION FOR DEBATE. THE PRINCIPLES OF MODERN POLYGRAPHY ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO LAW, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY. ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE ADMISSABILITY OF EVIDENCE BASED ON POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL TRIALS INCORPORATE SELECTED JUDICIAL DECISIONS AND PRESENT STATISTICS ON THE RELIABILITY OF THE EXAMINER'S INTERPRETATION OF THE TEST RESULTS. A HYPOTHETICAL CASE DETAILS THE CRITERIA REQUIRED FOR QUALIFYING THE POLYGRAPHER AS AN EXPERT IN COURT. THE SECOND HALF OF THE BOOK DISCUSSES PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA WHICH THE EQUIPMENT RECORDS. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS EXAMINE AUTONOMIC CARDIOVASCULAR TRACINGS, AUTONOMIC PNEUMOGRAPH TRACINGS, AND GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE TRACINGS. THE DOCUMENT IS ILLUSTRATED WITH POLYGRAPH CHARTS AND ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS AND INCLUDES A PORTION OF A POLYGRAPH TESTING DATA SHEET. THIS BOOK, WRITTEN BY A MEMBER AND AN AFFILIATE MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN POLYGRAPH ASSOCIATION, IS INTENDED FOR JUDGES, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS, PROSECUTORS, AND MEMBERS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Biological influences; Criminalistics; Data integrity; Evidence collection; Judicial decisions; Judicial process; Polygraphs; Rules of evidence
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