This week we have been consulting with the amazing James Freedman, whilst he prepares for his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival using a polygraph. We wish James a successful run and recommend anyone to go and see this superb performer. He was a total pleasure to work with and I look forward to seeing his show.
Lie Detectors UK, always happy to help and advise in any way with a production.
This week Lie Detectors UK have featured in a really good article on DatingNews.com about the polygraph testing we do for couples, for infidelity and for proof of innocence. Click on the link below for more information.
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The UK Polygraph Association (UKPA) is the UKs original professional organisation formed to promote polygraph in the UK and the rest of the world. They encourage qualified polygraph examiners to join and be involved in a proactive organisation that not only shows prospective clients that the examiner is trained and qualified to a high level but also works to promote the sharing of knowledge and information amongst its members.
UKPA examiners are highly skilled and qualified experts who assist clients who employ our services by verifying the truth, they follow very high standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct. UKPA requires its members to adhere to the American Polygraph Associations Principles of Practice and Code of Ethics.
To become a UKPA member, qualified examiners must adhere to strict guidelines and educational requirements that include hundreds of hours of coursework at an accredited APA school. All members must ensure they adhere to the APA continuing education and training rule to maintain membership.
This ensures when you engage a UKPA Professional you are then assured the examiner has been trained at a certified School and that they are not only qualified but experienced at their trade. They will also use accurate techniques and use the latest equipment available today to ensure the greatest accuracy. This will ensure you have hired the best available in the field of polygraph.
A UKPA member will have been trained and graduated from an approved American Polygraph Association School.
A UKPA member will respect the rights and dignity of all examinees whom they administer polygraph exams to.
A UKPA member will not render a result when the physiological readings lack sufficient clarity and or quality.
A UKPA member will allow an examinee post-test a reasonable opportunity to offer an explanation to physiological reactions to relevant questions in the charts.
A UKPA member will not provide an opinion on the medical condition of the examinee for which the member is not qualified professionally to give. This does not preclude the BPA member from noting the behaviour or appearance of the examinee.
A UKPA member should not conduct a polygraph examination when they believe the examination is intended to defy or circumvent the law. If they believe this is the case post-test then the relevant authorities should be informed.
A UKPA member will never accept or solicit fees or gifts of any type that are intended to influence the result of any examination.
All Lie Detector UK examiners are members of the UK Polygraph Association so you can be assured that your working with the best in the industry.
So I hear on the grapevine that the producers of Love Island have decided to use the ‘Lie Detector’ again this year saying its an integral part of the show. Will they completely fake it like previous years and make the results up or will they be using the services of a qualified APA professional and using a format and question construction that actually gives some accuracy? Last year in 2018 the Love Island producers made the bold claim that the ‘Lie Detector Test’ that was run on the show was actually real when in fact it was a £99 device bought from Amazon designed for parties and has absolutely no accuracy whatsoever. The results would have been fabricated for television, made up by the producers of the show. I can assure you that no real Lie Detector Test is ever run the same way that was portrayed in the show, our tests last around two hours and comprise of three relevant questions on one issue asked over multiple charts with control questions allowing a qualified examiner to achieve accuracy of 95%, with many scientific studies and research to back this up.
Even former Islanders have questioned results; last year, former 2016 contestant Kady McDermott took to Twitter to respond to fans. After 2018’s Love Island power couple Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham’s future was left hanging in the balance from the lie detector episode, Kady wrote: “Oh you guys actually think it’s a legit lie detector? Lol.” Nathan Massey, winner of the 2016 series, tweeted: “PLEASE Ex-Love Islanders how accurate is the lie-detector test for the sake of my own sanity, I’m losing my mind #loveisland,” to which his LI partner Cara De La Hoyde replied: “It’s not real but they convince you it is major head f**k.”
In 2018 an ITV spokesperson insisted that “the results of the tests are genuine”.
Lie Detectors UK hope that if the Love Island Lie Detector is used again that the producers of the show find their moral compass and inform viewers of the accuracy level which is zero and let fans know this is just for fun, or contact Lie Detectors UKs who have recently been awarded the ‘UKs Best Polygraph Testing Company’ and we can look at doing this segment of the show accurately.Read More
Jason Hubble Britain’s top polygrapher our chief examiner is in the papers again, this time The Sun has called him “Britain’s top polygrapher”.
Jason polygraphed THE Sun on Sunday’s Clemmie Moodie and explained how everything worked in the wake of Love Island loosing the fake polygraph tests they have run every year..
A survey was conducted among Russian polygraph examiners 2003 through 2016. There were three stages of the survey with the first stage conducted 2003 through 2004, second stage in 2012 and third stage 2015 through 2016. Results of all stages of the survey were compiled and analyzed and found its reflection in the following publication.Read More
How UK Polygraph Testers Handle Awkward Clients
This is a good question, what do you do when a person you’ve been asked to conduct a polygraph examinations with is annoying, deliberately offensive and it seems like he or she makes everybody uncomfortable. What examiner hasn’t ever experienced this? This is someone who continually displays anger or conceit, or maybe even superiority. If the subject is on probation of course, you can say something like the person is “non-cooperative” or just do things to fuel that haughtiness or threaten them with lock up, and nothing ever changes. Yeah, and I realize that there are also sources who would give advice just to deal with it, it’s the guys or gals problem, and not yours.
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However, if this person is, for example, someone who is a PCSOT individual who will be on probation for several years and will probably be in your examination chair about every four to six months, you might want to think of a possible avenue that will not only help you but might even be of great assistance to this subject.
One thought might be to understand the source of your own annoyance before you react. This kind of helps you figure out whether you’re being realistic in taking offense to this person’s demeanor. If you call the person out, you might even create more unnecessary tension. With that in mind, here’s a few thoughts that might work pretty well for your own follow up behavior.
First, “Ignore it.” An obnoxious individual may simply want attention. Is he or she just trying to get a rise out of you, or any others that he or she has contact with. If ignored, I’ve seen that behavior diminish on its own. Oh, maybe not right away, but about the third, or maybe even the second time I have contact with them. I have to tell you that change of attitude or behavior change always does amaze me when it occurs. I find that you have to be consistent in ignoring the behavior.
Of course, another alternative is to confront the offender but recognize that your confronting or corrective action might only anger him or her. One thing that I thought was interesting that individuals that I’ll call “prejudiced people” seem to be much more likely to change if they can first be made to feel good about themselves. Try asking good, self-affirming questions of a person whose behavior you’re trying to soften. Shining up someone’s self-esteem may help him or her feel less threatened. Similarly, if the offender won’t seem to soften up, another approach could consist of a little praise when the humor is more mature.
Polygraph Examiners: Not A Lie Detector, it’s a Truth Determinate
The experts on pre-test interviews and related observations and behaviors like the John Reid Associates and Stan Walters note in their work that the attitude displayed by the examiner during pre-test interviews should include being cordial and polite, interested and sincere. I agree, and I feel it should stay even-tempered and avoid challenging the examinee’s statements or alibis. An emphasis that I have found myself repeating that also seems to help is relating that the polygraph test is a “NOT A LIE DETECTOR” as much as it is a “TRUTH DETERMINATE” procedure.
The popular belief is of course is that it is a lie detector and the automatic attitude from the subject taking the test is that it is an instrument process to “Catch me doing something I’m not supposed to be doing” or “Catch me lying.” However, in bringing up that this is a “Truth Determinate” process, I’ve found that the belief of this event appears to subconsciously change a thinking that “This guy wants to prove I’m telling the truth. Everyone else things I’m guilty,” or that he did it, or whatever. I’m saying that this has worked for me.
Also, your own appearance and behavior has to match this attitude. This includes facial expressions of understanding and acceptance. Obviously, expressions of disgust, disbelief or anger work against this presentation. The behavioral attitudes of examinees obviously differ from composed and cooperative to nervous, angry and even fearful. We experience examinees who are overly anxious and even overly polite, guarded and complaining, plus an much even longer list. But I feel that our own behavioral attitude is an important game changer.
Jeremy Kyle Show
It’s been a hell of a week for polygraph with the unfortunate cancellation of the Jeremy Kyle show following the death of a guest. I’m reading lots of articles surrounding this unfortunate incident but let’s not forget one thing polygraph got it right here, if you lie you will be caught.
As an industry what we can’t stop is people lying to us in order to take a polygraph test, yes we do due diligence on every client and ask in the pre-test about their mental health in a variety of ways, any red flags would stop us from running a test. What we can’t stop is someone who lies in the pre-test, should we now be asking for a doctor’s note for every person we test? Is this a feasible approach? I have run thousands of tests like many other examiners in the UK and this incident has enforced the responsibility we share in running a polygraph test, when we are given the right information we do refuse to run tests as the Jeremy Kyle show would have done.
When I speak to a client prior to taking a booking I always say ‘If you have done what you have been accused of don’t take a polygraph test as you will fail’ This still doesn’t stop the twenty percent who do fail a polygraph test for which a large percent then make admissions.
Let’s also look at the UK Governments extremely successful polygraph program for sex offenders in which the Ministry of Justice revealed in 2018 that 166 sex offenders who took polygraph tests have been returned to prison. This program has been running since 2014, A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “Public protection is our number one priority, and testing is strictly mandatory for all high-risk sex offenders. And these figures show, polygraph tests play an important role in the monitoring of these offenders.
A single issue polygraph test comprising of three questions on the same issue run by a qualified American Polygraph Association Examiner will achieve 92% – 96% accuracy.Read More
Lie Detection Services
Lie Detection Services are another company with no qualifications who have been falsely advertising as being a member of the British Polygraph Association (now removed pending legal action) When selecting a company to use for a lie detector test you need to ensure the examiner is qualified and experienced, would you let a surgeon who isn’t qualified operate one you ? So how do you make a decision on who to use? Are they even a registered company? Are they registered with the ICO? Do they have the relevant insurances to trade?
Fortunately, our industry has the American Polygraph Association with over 2800 polygraph examiners worldwide, the includes Government and Police Examiners. They are extremely important as they regulate the industry and ensure we use the latest equipment and techniques, that the examiner is fully trained and qualified.
Lie Detection Services run by Tony Mulligan are not members of the APA or the UKPA. Why should this matter to a customer, read on below and find out why?
The American Polygraph Association (APA) is the leading professional polygraph organization in the world, representing more than 2,800 experienced polygraph examiners in private business, law enforcement and government. Professional APA polygraph examiners administer hundreds of thousands of polygraph exams each year worldwide. The APA establishes standards of ethical practices, techniques, instrumentation and research, as well as provides advanced training and continuing education programs.
APA examiners are highly qualified professionals who are motivated to help protect the public by verifying the truth, while following the highest standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct. APA examiners pledge to follow all the rules and regulations for polygraph methodologies that are accepted and used in the field today. The APA governs the conduct of its members by requiring adherence to a Code of Ethics and a set of Standards and Principles of Practice.
In order to become an APA member, examiners must adhere to strict guidelines and educational requirements that include hundreds of hours of coursework at an APA approved school, as well as an internship. As in many respected professions, APA members must acquire annual continuing education and training in order to maintain membership. Each APA accredited school is inspected regularly and rigorously to ensure that the curriculum’s attain the highest standards by teaching the most current, fundamental polygraph techniques. Through strict adherence to training and education standards, APA examiners are able to attain accuracy rates exceeding 90 percent.
The Association is governed by a board of 11 officers who are elected by the members. Through this board, the APA represents industry segments that include government, law enforcement, private practice, education and the public at large.
In the UK we also have the UK Polygraph Association who closely follow the Code of Ethics and Standards and Principals of Practice set by the APA, a list of qualified examiners can be found here.
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