skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 97660 Find in a Library
Title: Polygraph Testing - Thoughts of a Skeptical Legislator
Journal: American Psychologist, 40  Issue:3  Dated:(March 1985)  Pages:348-354
Author(s): J Brooks
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 7
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The controversy over the use of polygraphs by the federal government is not new. There has been a long history of debate within the government over the propriety and wisdom of using the 'lie detector.'
Abstract: Nonetheless, the federal government, under the leadership of the Reagan administration, is expanding the use of such tests for screening and investigative purposes. This article reviews the history of debate within the government over the use of the polygraph, and it describes legislation that must be enacted to control the proliferation of unwarranted and inaccurate polygraph use. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Federal government; Law reform; Mandatory polygraph screening; Polygraph reliability; Polygraphs
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=97660

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.