Polygraphs, truth verification, and lie detection, are all common terms used for a Psycho physiological Veracity (PV) Examination. In these examinations a Lie Detection expert (a certified Forensic Psychophysiologist) utilizes a polygraph (electro-mechanical data collecting and recording instrument) and a scientifically structured interview to evaluate a subjects truthfulness or deception.
Veracity (PV) Examinations are commonly used by government organizations,
prosecuting attorneys, law enforcement agencies, business-industry, and private
utilize these examinations to assists these entities and individuals to help
Our professional examiners have direct access to state of the art computerized equipment and software; even portable equipment is available. Examinations can be performed at our offices and abroad on an as needed basis. All inquiries and related services are held in the strictest confidence.
All of our examiners are thoroughly trained and certified. This process requires at least a baccalaureate degree and successful completion of an accredited school program and certification examination. All of polygraph technicians were trained in the polygraph technique by attending a post-graduate program in the detection of deception including a supervised internship.
expert consultations for both the public and private sectors regarding the use
of PV examinations. We perform critical reviews and Assessments of PV
examinations conducted by other forensic psycho physiologists. We can provide testimony in court regarding the validity and
reliability of PV examinations in general, and specifically the PV examination's)
offered in evidence.
Qualification and Certification for forensic psycho physiologists in the use of
the Polygraph, the various Zone Comparison Techniques, the Control Question
Validation Procedures, and the different Test applications.
Additionally, we are available to lecture at polygraph schools,
universities and colleges, scientific / investigative / legal conferences,
seminars, and workshops.
Specific Issue Polygraph
On a regular basis our firm is retained by law enforcement agencies, attorneys and businesses to administer polygraph examinations. When a specific and identifiable incident occurs (theft, sabotage, arson, homicide, assault, fraud, sexual contact with a minor, etc.), the polygraph technique is the most effective means available to determine the credibility of a person's statements.
Regulations can general limit an employer's (but not other persons) ability to
request and administer polygraph examinations. There are certain
exceptions for pre-employment (for some job descriptions) and for issues
concerning "a workplace event that relates to an employer's loss"
(theft, crime, etc.). Currently,
polygraph test results are admissible in over 20 states, and as one court has
said, "the greater weight of authority indicates that it [polygraph] can be
a helpful scientific tool".
A specific issue
polygraph examination consists of the following steps:
If you would like more information about this service, or if you would like to train your staff in how to utilize the effectiveness of the specific issue interview, please contact us.
The Integrity Interview is a highly structured, professionally conducted interview with a job applicant. The purpose for the interview is to develop factual information about the applicant's past behavioral patterns. The philosophy behind the interview is very straightforward. The most accurate indicator of an individual's future behavior is theirí past behavior.
In a recent study, the information developed from Integrity Interviews conducted on police candidates was compared to the information developed through a traditional background, record and reference investigation conducted by a law enforcement agency. In no instance did the background investigation develop information that was not learned from the candidate during the Integrity Interview. Furthermore, in over 1/3 of the interviews we developed relevant information that was not discovered during the police background investigation.
Specifically, the following areas are assessed during the interview:
If you would like more information about this service, or if you would like to train your staff in how to increase the effectiveness of the selection interview, please contact us.
number of individuals who require clearance for access to classified information
increases on a yearly basis, more and more private and government agencies are
seeking outside assistance in conducting Personnel Security Clearance
firm has been retained by numerous entities to teach their staff the most
effective way to conduct personnel security interviews, and, in fact, designed
an extensive interview process that they use in the screening/investigation of
personnel. Our firm is now
available to conduct personnel security investigations for you. If you would
like to know more about our program, just contact us.