To help inform policy discussions, the committee calculated the performance of polygraph tests
with several possible accuracy indexes in hypothetical populations with known proportions of liars and truth-tellers.
1 and the drafters' analysis of MRE 707 each fail to address the issue of admitting polygraph tests
for reasons other than their results.
Rovner feels that the idea of beating a polygraph test
after reading a short book is absurd.
With its growing use, despite the utility of polygraph tests
when properly administered, abuses have occurred.
The company is expected to conduct about 1,400 polygraph tests
at a cost of $395 each.
To get a full account of the sex crimes committed by adult perpetrators, county officials are developing a pilot program that would require adult sex offenders to take polygraph tests
and meet regularly with probation officers and counselors.
Prosecutors filed a motion last week to suppress the results of Perez's polygraph tests
, arguing that they were ``fatally flawed.
Not only do I think requiring all sworn police applicants to undergo polygraph tests
is legally defensible, but I believe it should be put into practice as soon as possible,'' Hahn said.
The Board of Inquiry has recommendations that go well beyond that, including case audits, polygraph tests
for officers and allowing the department to check into officers' financial records.
A complete audit of the ward grievance process will be completed within 45 days and polygraph tests
no longer will be used to determine whether inmate complaints are valid.
City officials prohibited the use by the Los Angeles Police Department of widespread polygraph tests
because of concern the department was ``misusing the polygraphs to determine sexual proclivity,'' Parks said.
The authorities have conducted interviews with several students at the school who belonged to the group informally known as the ``Trenchcoat Mafia,'' to which the two dead youths belonged, and some members have been given polygraph tests
California sex therapist Natasha Terry interviewed people who signed affidavits and took polygraph tests
to validate their graphic and detailed stories of sexual encounters with the stars.
While traditional polygraph tests
record and analyze a variety of vital signs, including pulse, respiration and blood pressure, Truster relies on a single signal.
Starr could conduct an internal investigation, using FBI agents to take sworn affidavits from the people who work in Starr's office and even going so far as to have them take polygraph tests