In Search of the Magic Lasso: The Truth About the Polygraph

@article{Fienberg2005InSO,
  title={In Search of the Magic Lasso: The Truth About the Polygraph},
  author={S. Fienberg and P. C. Stern},
  journal={Statistical Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={249-260}
}
In the wake of controversy over allegations of espionage by Wen Ho Lee, a nuclear scientist at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos Na tional Laboratory, the department ordered that polygraph tests be given to scientists working in similar positions. Soon thereafter, at the request of Congress, the department asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct a thorough study of polygraph testing's ability to distinguish accu rately between lying and truth-telling across a variety of… Expand
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