NM polygraphers get Homeland Security training
Polygraphers this week were in Albuquerque for advance lie detector training courses designed to make sure polygraph tests hold up in federal court.
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Since: Jan 13
#1 Jan 18, 2013
I'm puzzled. I thought the results of polygraphs were NOT admissible in Courts? WTH?
#2 Jan 18, 2013
Almost every state fits into one of two categories; those that find them completely inadmissible and those that allow their admission with "the stipulations of both parties" (meaning both you and the prosecutor agree to admit the test results as evidence).
States like California, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and Florida allow the tests if everyone agrees to them, but may put different emphasis on the tests accuracy.
■California, for instance, presents the results to the jury, and allows them to draw whatever inferences from it they wish.
■Georgia, on the other hand, allows defendants who suffer damage because of a false result on a polygraph test (which are somewhat frequent) to sue the polygraph operator for damages and attorneys fees.
■Florida is the one state that does require some people to submit to polygraph tests (previously convicted sex offenders), but even then those test results cannot be used against them in court, and are for use only within the course of their therapy.
The states in which polygraphs are inadmissible include New York, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. In these states, even if both parties wish to enter polygraph test results into evidence, it is forbidden (except in very rare scenarios).
■Some states, like New York and Texas, forbid their use completely in all employment and law enforcement contexts.
■Other states, like Massechussettes, do not allow them to be entered as evidence, but CAN use them as supporting probable cause (to obtain search warrants).
Federal courts have their own rules on when to allow the admission of polygraph evidence (it is usually at the judge's discretion).
#3 Jan 18, 2013
There is no physical scientific evidence that polygraphs are viable. The operators can skew the results either intentionally or unintentionally. Polygraphs are just a device to scare the person taking the test, possibly into confessing. TRUTH HAS NO PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTE WHICH CAN BE MEASURED! Perspiration, pulse, respiration, etc. all are influenced by a multitude of factors, only one of which is the polygraph question. NO COURT SHOULD ALLOW THEM. The fact that the government uses them is just another indication of the degree of ineptitude of the government and the greed of the manufacturers and practitioners.
#4 Jan 20, 2013
Another waste of taxpayer money. Once they are
trained and certified that should be it until
they need to be recertified.
All these additional monies being spent is
#5 Jan 20, 2013
polygraphers are one bunch of liars, never trust them.
Since: Jan 10
#6 Jan 20, 2013
Makes you wonder if along with the government training them, will they also include government views, intelligence and brainwashing. Government bots...
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