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NCJ Number: 220563 Find in a Library
Title: Current Legal Status of Polygraph and Level of Practice in Poland
Journal: Polygraph  Volume:36  Issue:3  Dated:2007  Pages:165-176
Author(s): Wojciech Pasko-Porys
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the value of the polygraph as evidence and the validity and reliability of polygraph testing in Poland.
Abstract: The polygraph is well founded in law, but common knowledge about examinations is poor. In a 2006 survey with a total of 436 respondents in Poland, judges, court curators, and law students provided divided opinions about the value of evidence from polygraph examinations in criminal procedures. Their evaluation of value as low was also reasonable if compared to other types of evidence in criminal cases such as fingerprints and eye witness testimony. The answers for another question regarding estimation of a chance of error for a polygraphist in a criminal case was 32.8 percent of magistrates, 43.5 percent of judges, and 31.4 to 44.5 percent of law students chose options. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Polygraphs
Index Term(s): Accountability; Data integrity; Poland; Polygraph reliability
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