The Polygraph: The Truth Lies within

  title={The Polygraph: The Truth Lies within},
  author={Jerry A. Lewis and Michelle Cuppari},
  journal={The Journal of Psychiatry \& Law},
  pages={85 - 92}
The polygraph, a widely used tool in the field of law enforcement, is frequently touted as being able to detect truthfulness and/or deception of suspects, victims, witnesses, and informants. However, the tool is highly misunderstood, as it is often referred to as a lie detector. The role of the examiner is critical in both administration and interpretation of results. This article discusses the foundations of the polygraph in terms of physiological processes, as well as the psychological… 
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