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The polygraph and lie detection

Author: Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph (National Research Council (U.S.); National Research Council. Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences.; National Research Council. Committee on National Statistics.; National Research Council. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2003.
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Polygraph and lie detection.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002151541
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph (National Research Council (U.S.); National Research Council. Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences.; National Research Council. Committee on National Statistics.; National Research Council. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
ISBN: 0309502128 9780309502122 9786610183715 6610183716
OCLC Number: 1105460217
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 398 p. :) il.
Contents: Lie detection and the polygraph --
Validity and its measurement --
The scientific basis for polygraph testing --
Evidence from polygraph research : qualitative assessment --
Evidence from polygraph research : quantitative assessment --
Alternative techniques and technologies --
Uses of polygraph tests --
Conclusions and recommendations. Appendixes. A : polygraph questioning techniques --
B : use of polygraph screening in the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies --
C : the Wen Ho Lee case and the polygraph --
D : physiological processes measured by the polygraph --
E : historical notes on the modern polygraph --
F : computerized scoring of polygraph data --
G : process for systematic review of polygraph validation studies --
H : quantitative assessment of polygraph test accuracy --
I : false positive index values for polygraph testing --
J : decision analysis of polygraph security screening --
K : combining information sources in medical diagnosis and security screening --
L : biographical sketches of committee members and staff.
Responsibility: Committee to Review Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies.

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The polygraph, often portrayed as a magic mind-reading machine, is still controversial among experts, who continue heated debates about its validity as a lie-detecting device. This book puts the  Read more...

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