Stormy Daniels Polygraphed in 2011 About Sexual Relations with Trump
We would like to point out a couple of issues with the test that was carried out on Stormy that concerns us. Firstly it was a multi issue test which is not the most accurate test that could have been run. Lie Detectors UK very, very rarely run multi-issue tests due to the accuracy levels dropping significantly, to 70%, when a single issue test is 90% plus. So for a start we have a 30% chance the results of this test is not accurate.
Let’s look at the questions…
According to the polygraph examination, Ms. Clifford responded “yes” to the following questions:
- Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?
- Around July 2006 did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?
- Did Trump say you would get on The Apprentice?
We would recommend against using a name in the test, where possible, as this can cause a false positive or negative result. Why not be more specific with the date, what’s ‘around July 2006’? Why not ‘in July 2006’?
Now let’s take a look at the image provided…
It looks like a ‘staged’ polygraph test, as Stormy Daniels appears to be missing some very important equipment; blood pressure cuff, finger plates for sweat gland activity and a plesmograph are all missing. Let’s just hope this wasn’t the actual examination, else it would be invalid.
Please choose whomever you take a polygraph test with carefully, as this particular test shows some easy to find, and major, flaws that really do affect the accuracy levels on a polygraph test. As to the results and whether Stormy Daniels did have sexual relations with Donald Trump, I’m afraid the jury is out.
We would happily offer Stormy Daniels a free polygraph test using the latest equipment and the latest techniques to achieve the greatest accuracy possible today. Our test would also be quality controlled by another examiner, as all out client tests are.Read More
We have just successfully run an approved Advanced Polygraph Course at our head office in Maidstone in Kent. It was well attended by ten UK Examiners who all agreed the training from Sgt Scott Walters from Peak was superb and very relevant to what we do.
Given the success we plan to run this bi-annually to allow all Examiners to get the latest training and techniques available. Always ask when the Examiner you plan to use has last attended an Advanced Course.
I noted with great interest this morning the release of a video for Vanity Fair where
Jennifer Lawrence Takes a Lie Detector Test
Jennifer Lawrence is being polygraphed and had to comment as its TOTAL FAKE.
Let me start by being controversial and stating there is absolutely no accuracy at all in this test it’s a fake, you may as well have flipped a coin. In this industry we stopped using analog polygraph as used in the video in the 1990s in favour of the far more accurate digital polygraphs.
We now use validated techniques that allow three relevant questions, not multiple. Science and research have allowed the polygraph industry to make great advances in the last twenty years. The questions used in the Jennifer Lawrence test follow no industry recognised validated format.
How is the test being scored ? We ask a control question prior to each relevant question in order to gauge if a subject is lying. When Jennifer is being polygraphed how can you see what is a lie or just a nervous reaction?
We repeat the same three relevant questions over three separate tests gaining accuracy levels in the high 90%. It is well documented that polygraph is more accurate than other forensic sciences like fingerprinting and DNA.
In the UK there are now more Government examiners than private examiners working with the polygraph, testing sex offenders on probation and recently terror suspects.
The release of videos like this just harm the credibility of the polygraph industry.Read More
Polygraph Instrument or Polygraph Machine? This article is in response to Director Raymond Nelson’s article published in the Sept/Oct APA Magazine. I commend Ray’s scholarly and dedicated contributions to the APA and the polygraph profession before expressing my opinion of his article. But arguments on the ongoing debate in our profession about the application of the descriptive term “instrument” versus “machine” can reflect an important expression of terminology to the larger scientific community. As Ray mentioned the expression “instrument” is widely used in polygraph schools. In my teaching of neurophysiology at NCCA from January 1997 through January 2007, I often made specific reference to the recordings obtained during a polygraph examination were done by an “instrument” and not a “machine”.
The background of the application of those descriptive terms can have some multiplicity of usage. Let’s start with some variable definitions of the by Joel Reicherter Professor Emeritus, SUNY word: “instrument,” not applicable to the polygraph profession.
- Musical Instruments • Legal Instruments: documents of many different types
- Specialized hand-held Instruments used by surgeons or dentists
- Specialized tool Instruments specific to a variety of professions
- In the medical community, many technical “instruments” provide physiological patient data to the physician for analytical assessment and diagnosis – the EKG or EEG recordings would be good examples.
Now for the application of the term “machine”. Machines are devices designed to perform “work”. Work may be a difficult word to define in a simple sentence because of its many varied applications, particularly in our complex culture and technical advances in recent times. However, a simple and basic understanding of work may be of help to understand the application of the term “machine”. Perhaps the simplest form of work can be described as moving an object through a distance by a force, typically measured as foot-pounds. Typically, a machine will perform that task by converting energy into the force. For example, converting electricity into a snow blower “machine” which will compress air into a force to move the snow. How about a motorized lawn cutting machine that will convert gasoline into high speed rotating blades to cut the grass? A bull dozer converts gasoline into soil movement.
These examples, and many others, dramatize that some form of work requires that energy be converted from one form to another to accomplish the task. Machines make that energy conversion. In the medical community, the device that helps to pump blood and assists in the physical breathing activity of a patient is commonly referred to as the “heart lung machine” because it does “work”. In contrast, the EKG provides technical data to the medical decision maker, and therefore referred to as an “instrument”. Now that I have provided a brief and somewhat simple description of “instrument vs machine”, I ask the following question: “Is the polygraph device an instrument or a machine?” The neurophysiological recordings of electrodermal activity, ventilation dynamics and cardiovascular activities obtained during a polygraph examination are the outcome of the brain’s management of these visceral systems. In that regard, the polygraph recordings parallel the EKG and other physiological recordings obtained for medical evaluation of the subject (patient). Like the medical doctor who must evaluate the “instrumental” recorded data, the polygraph examiner must have the knowledge to follow the proper examination protocols and the neurophysiological (PDD) skills to evaluate the recording outcome.
If we can agree on the definition that a machine does work like an automobile’s engine converts the energy provided by gasoline into a moving force or the snow blower converts electricity into high pressure air to move snow, then what would be the work effort of the polygraph device? In my opinion, the algorithms developed by polygraph researchers to assess the neurophysiological recordings obtained in the polygraph format setting must be evaluated by the examiner for decision making. As in all science, particularly medical science, data collected from physiological activity leads the healthcare evaluator to assess the recorded outcome.
Keep in mind that all scientific tests are subject to an error rate. To declare a test to be “scientific” does not mean free of error but rather the testing format followed accepted testing protocols by that discipline. The most significant protocol in science is to compare a “variable” to a “control”. An “inconclusive” outcome is a buffer against an unacceptable error rate. In conclusion, an “instrument” must record the polygraph subject’s neurophysiological assessment of the question presentations. Based on the scientific polygraph question format designs available, pretest examination interviewing skills and post-examination recording test data analysis methods, the Polygraph Examiner is the “Decision Maker” of the instrumental recordings obtained in the polygraph setting. If historical definition of terminology is still a problem for polygraph personnel, perhaps we can adopt the term “Polygraph Device”.Read More
George Baranowski discusses why people use excuses and how they can be used to get a admission including in polygraph testing. George is a current serving Director of the American Polygraph Association.Read More
This article discusses how best to Create Rapport and Trust in Lie Detection / Polygraph Tests. A successful polygraph test will involve the examiner creating a good rapport with the examanee. Read on to find out why.Read More
Len Nieuwoudt a former South African Police Officer and now the owner of Secure Polygraph Solutions discusses Lie Detection and How can it play bigger roles in psychology and law.Read More