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NCJ Number: 64836 Find in a Library
Title: TRUE BLUE CONTROL TEST
Journal: POLYGRAPH  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1978)  Pages:194-198
Author(s): K W SCARCE
Corporate Author: American Polygraph Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: American Polygraph Assoc
Severna Park, MD 21146
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ADVANTAGES OF THE TRUE BLUE CONTROL TEST, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A STIMULATION TEST, IN DETECTING TRUTHFUL AND DECEPTIVE RESPONSE PATTERNS ON POLYGRAPH CHARTS ARE ENUMERATED.
Abstract: THE TRUE BLUE CONTROL TEST HAS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES. IT LESSENS FEARS OF TRUTHFUL SUBJECTS WHO ARE AFRAID THEIR TRUTHFUL ANSWERS WILL APPEAR AS LIES ON POLYGRAPH CHARTS BECAUSE THEY ARE NERVOUS AND CONVINCES UNTRUTHFUL SUBJECTS THEY WILL BE FOUND OUT IF THEY LIE. THE TEST GIVES UNTRUTHFUL SUBJECTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISTORT THEIR CHARTS DURING TESTING, THE IDEA BEING TO ESTABLISH TRUTHFUL-DECEPTIVE PATTERNS. FURTHERMORE, IT PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVE WHAT CHANNELS GIVE THE MOST CONSISTENT DECEPTION PATTERN WHEN A SUBJECT LIES AND ASSISTS IN OBTAINING A GOOD DECEPTION RESPONSE WHEN A SUBJECT LIES IN RESPONSE TO A CONTROL OR RELEVANT QUESTION. INFORMATION ON TRUTHFUL PATTERNS IS FURNISHED USING THE TECHNIQUE, AND SUBJECTS ARE WARNED THAT COUNTERMEASURES DO NOT WORK EVEN ON LITTLE LIES. MATERIALS NEEDED FOR TEST ADMINISTRATION ARE IDENTIFIED, AND THE ADVANTAGEOUS POSSIBILITY OF AN 'ASSOCIATION FEAR FACTOR' APPEARING IN THE TEST IS DISCUSSED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Evidence identification; Interview and interrogation; Polygraphs
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