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Subject: false polygraph results!
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: snoopdoggydog1-ga
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Posted: 28 Mar 2006 01:49 PST
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Question ID: 712706
i would like to know if there is anywhere that could provide false or
fake polygraph results for a personal issue, although ai am telling
the truth its a difficult situation and when i think of what happened
my heart beat races and i sweat i am exteemly nervous and therefore
fear i would fail the test automaticly. The resuls are only to prove
myself to family members i,m not trying to con the police force or
anything!! Can anyone help??
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Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: probonopublico-ga on 28 Mar 2006 02:52 PST
I'm afraid that Polygraph tests are not 100% reliable.
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: research_help-ga on 28 Mar 2006 06:14 PST
Actually probonopublico, polygraphs are pretty much completely
reliable. All they do is plot various factors such as conductivity of
the skin, heart rate, etc.  However, drawing conclusions from these
factors is what is not reliable.  The machines are accurate, it's the
people interpreting what the machine tells them that are not accurate.
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: probonopublico-ga on 28 Mar 2006 06:32 PST
Research_help-ga ... Are you calling me a liar?

(Only joking.) 

You could be right but, whatever the reason, Polygraph tests are not 100% reliable.

(Very serious.)
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: tutuzdad-ga on 28 Mar 2006 06:36 PST
I'm with probonopublico on this one. The American Polygraph
Association itself confirms that polygraph results are not only far
less than 100% accurate, but that even their own research into the
accuracy of the tests is never consistent:

"Researchers conducted 12 studies of the validity of field
examinations, following 2, 174 field examinations, providing an
average accuracy of 98%. Researchers conducted 11 studies involving
the reliability of independent analyses of 1,609 sets of charts from
field examinations confirmed by independent evidence, providing an
average accuracy of 92%. Researchers conducted 41 studies involving
the accuracy of 1,787 laboratory simulations of polygraph
examinations, producing an average accuracy of 80%. Researchers
conducted 16 studies involving the reliability of independent analyses
of 810 sets of charts from laboratory simulations producing an average
accuracy of 81%."

In my professional opinion polygraph testing, as a means of
determining ABSOLUTES, is almost entirely unreliable and therefore

Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: pinkfreud-ga on 28 Mar 2006 10:22 PST
You want to prove that you're truthful by using phony polygraph
results? There is something deeply ironic in this situation.
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: frankcorrao-ga on 29 Mar 2006 12:22 PST
polygraph analysis is witchcraft, no better than graphology.  James
Randi has a million dollars to any polygrapher examiner who can prove
in controlled conditions that he can reliably determine if someone is
lying by using the results of a polygraph.
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: irlandes-ga on 30 Mar 2006 19:14 PST
Polygraph tests are so unreliable that many law enforcement officials
will not allow them to be performed, such as a corruption
investigation. My late brother-in-law told me once never to agree to
one, they are so unreliable.

Ask around for a detective agency which uses voice stress analysis.

However, there are greater problems here. If you have truly done
nothing wrong, and are facing false accusations, and your own family
presumes you guilty, it seems as if you need to disown your family as
I did some years ago. Worked great, I adopted my wife's family and
have been very happy with the result.
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: cynthia-ga on 31 Mar 2006 03:20 PST
If polygraph examinations are so reliable, then why did Gary Ridgway pass?
..."Ridgway came to the attention of police in 1983 because his pickup
resembled one connected with one of the disappearances. In 1984, he
took and passed a polygraph test..."

...after that he went on to kill a couple dozen more women.

Besides that, for more examples, check this search string:

"found guilty" "passed * polygraph"

It's been proven time and time again that polygraphs are not reliable.
Subject: Re: false polygraph results!
From: myoarin-ga on 31 Mar 2006 16:22 PST
Yes, there are some people who can lie without blinking, getting
sweaty palms or having their heart skip a beat.  Somehow I recall that
the article I learned that from mentioned that many politicians have
this facility.

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