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Lie detectors : a social history

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book covers early lie detectors and their inventors from the 1860s to the 1920s, their use by police and other agencies in the 1930s and their role in Cold War America in the 1940s and 1950s. It then discusses the 1960s, the PSE (a new take on the old polygraph), reliance by private businesses on the polygraph in the 1970s, and the increasing reluctance of the government to use it in the 1980s. A chapter on new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Segrave, Kerry, 1944-
Lie detectors
(DLC) 2003021122
(OCoLC)52532477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 9780786481613 0786481617
OCLC Number: 894669097
Description: 1 online resource (v, 218 pages)
Contents: Ancient truth, the years to 1869 --
The black box takes shape, 1870-1929 --
A painless third degree, 1930-1941 --
The polygraph spreads in Cold War America, 1940s-1950s --
Government use increases, 1960s --
The PSE : a new truth machine, 1970s, part 1 --
Business embraces the truth machine, 1970s, part 2 --
The government blocks the box, 1980s --
The LD survives : new ideas surface, 1990s-2002.
Responsibility: by Kerry Segrave.
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The polygraph, or lie detector, was created and refined by academics in university settings with support from a few early police agencies. This work is a history of the polygraph - from the  Read more...

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