Dear Deirdre – The Sun Newspaper
Dear Deirdre, I read your recent article advising someone not to take a Lie Detector Test as you say they aren’t reliable, whilst I completely agree with your advice on a controlling partner I thought I would educate you on on what the UK Government currently use the Lie Detector for following a five year study and trial as they assessed the reliability and are in a better position than you or I to comment.
Up to November 2019 the Government had run 4500 tests on registered sex offenders on parole, over 1400 of those tested are either back behind bars now or treatment has been adjusted, yes this is all down to the Lie Detector that you claim simply isn’t reliable. Soon they will start running Lie Detector Tests on domestic violence abusers on parole to ensure they don’t re-offend, this is due to the success of the UK Governments current Polygraph Program.
Now lets look at accuracy of a test, we have 1000s of studies that point to a single issue polygraph test using the latest equipment and techniques achieving 92% to 94% accuracy. Lie Detectors UK only run single issue tests for clients and use a CPS Pro Polygraph and the Utah technique, all to achieve maximum accuracy available today.
Original Article Below.
My fiancé thinks I cheated and is insisting I buy a lie-detector
- Deidre Sanders, Agony Aunt
- 1 Nov 2020, 19:15
- Updated: 1 Nov 2020, 19:15
DEAR DEIDRE: MY fiancé wants to buy a lie-detector and ask me if I have ever cheated.
I never have, so I don’t know why he is doing this. I’m 28 and he is 30.
He turned nasty towards me during lockdown, not violent but spiteful.
He keeps saying he wants a separation and that he’s going to leave me later this year.
I’m worried I will fail a test even though I’m telling the truth because I’ll be nervous.
I can’t remember my past as well as I used to but I’ve never cheated on him.
DEIDRE SAYS: These lie detectors aren’t reliable, so don’t agree to it. This has nothing to do with you telling the truth or not.
He is a controlling bully and you need to get help to free yourself from him. He will never make you happy. He said he will leave you anyway, so don’t wait.
Find Support at the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (0808 2000 247).