POLYGRAPH EXPERT DOUG WILLIAMS
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The most important questions is obviously, does my "Sting Technique" really work? Can you really pass your polygraph test if you do what my manual and video/DVD tell you to do? YES! But don't take my word for it, read what Skip Webb (Past President of the American Polygraph Association) says when he thinks he is speaking to polygraph operators about the Sting Technique. "The fact that (the Sting Technique) can negate the efficacy of our test is a problem! The reality is we are angry with the limitations of what we do and the ease with which it can be frustrated."
I have found that most other questions boil down to this:
How does my manual differ from others that are on the internet?
Here are the primary differences:
My polygraph test preparation training manual is;
- the only one that does not teach so-called "countermeasures", but rather teaches you exactly how to produce a realistic, truthful polygraph chart,
- the only one that is designed and constantly updated by an authentic, certified police polygraph expert,
- the only one that is regularly tested on the newest digital computer polygraph instrument,
- the only one that is proven to work in real life polygraph test situations,
- the only one that is undetectable by the polygraph examiner,
- the only one that offers a video/DVD that demonstrates the technique on both an analog and a computerized polygraph instrument,
- the only one that will teach you how to be properly prepared to ALWAYS PASS YOUR POLYGRAPH TEST - NERVOUS OR NOT - NO MATTER WHAT!
This recent article demonstrates why the myth that the polygraph is a "lie detector" is so dangerous! It is nothing but a psychological billy club used to coerce a person into confessing! And it is FOOLISH & DANGEROUS to use the polygraph as a "lie detector, or even as a prop for an interrogation because, as this article demonstrates, many of the confessions obtained by polygraph interrogations are false confessions! One can only hope that the truth about how corrupt and abusive these polygraph operators, (interrogators), are will be exposed and that the use of this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture will finally be stopped entirely!
"A Chicago mother, Nicole Harris, was convicted in 2005 of murdering her 4-year-old son. A federal appeals court overturned her conviction, and her case was dismissed in June after the Cook County state's attorney's office completed a comprehensive reinvestigation. After decades of relying on controversial polygraph examinations to help solve crimes, the Chicago Police Department has drastically scaled back on giving so-called lie-detector tests in the course of criminal investigations.
In what appears to be a shift in focus, the department's polygraph unit examiners, who previously worked under the forensic services division, have been relocated to human resources, where their primary responsibility is administering the tests to police officer candidates. The examiners' new unit follows industry standards for conducting polygraphs.
The move was said to be temporary, but one year later, the examiners are still with the personnel unit. "The temporary detail was made to address the backlog in pre-employment screenings needs," police spokesman Adam Collins said. "There hasn't been a move away from polygraphs as a part of criminal investigations."
Collins did not say how long the three examiners would remain with human resources, which has seen a significant increase in the number of pre-employment polygraphs. He said only that it would be "until the need has been met." The examiners continue to conduct criminal polygraphs as the need arises, Collins said.
Yet the number of criminal polygraphs has dropped considerably, from about 400 in 2011 to 50 in the first eight months of 2013. The timing of the examiners' move to the personnel unit corresponded with a Tribune investigation into the polygraph unit's role in obtaining false confessions. Critics decried the department's use of polygraphs, claiming the examiners employed it as an interrogation prop to extract confessions. Some detractors also questioned the validity of the polygraph itself, calling it junk science. Polygraphs have played a role in several Chicago murder prosecutions that unraveled.
At the time of the Tribune's investigation, published in March, police extolled the polygraph as a valuable investigative tool in criminal cases. But the Tribune found that Chicago police did not adhere to voluntary published standards for how polygraphs are administered or scored. For example, major industry groups strongly encourage numerical scoring of polygraph exams, but it wasn't until 2012 that Chicago police said their examiners had recently begun employing the practice. Before that, one examiner agreed in a sworn deposition that he scored a test simply by "eyeballing it."
The Tribune also found that the city has paid out millions of dollars in damages in polygraph-related cases. The Tribune examined the role of the polygraph unit in the cases of six defendants who went on to be cleared — five of whom were charged with murder.
One of them was Chicago mother Nicole Harris, who had been convicted in 2005 of murdering her 4-year-old son. A federal appeals court overturned her conviction, and her case was dismissed in June after the Cook County state's attorney's office completed a comprehensive reinvestigation. "We do not believe that it would be in the interest of justice to proceed on this matter," State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said in a statement at the time.
Harris claimed she falsely confessed to Chicago police examiner Robert Bartik only after he berated her and told her she had failed the polygraph exam, though police records show the test was inconclusive. Bartik, who in court records denied those claims, declined to comment.
In their role handling pre-employment polygraphs, the examiners now report to a supervisor who is a licensed polygraph examiner, and written procedures dictate that the examiners comply with professional standards, according to police records and officials.
Steven Drizin, a law professor at Northwestern University and expert in false confessions, was part of the team from the university's Center on Wrongful Convictions that represented Harris in her appeal.
Drizin said he believes the department's decision to shift the focus of the examiners "is an admission that their presence in criminal cases, especially homicide cases, is a liability to the prosecution. There are legions of false confessions that came about as a result of the introduction of false polygraph results during the course of an interrogation," he added.
The defendants who were later cleared said they had believed the polygraph was a scientific test that would confirm their innocence. They said police told them a polygraph could prove if they were telling the truth. Instead, they alleged that the polygraph examiners manipulated them into falsely confessing and in one case made up a confession.
Collins said the department has not changed its philosophy regarding criminal polygraphs. The decision to move the examiners to the personnel unit was made in October 2012, and the examiners began in the personnel unit the following month, he said. At the time the Tribune's investigation was published months later, department officials denied the unit's focus or responsibilities had shifted.
Now, when a request for a criminal polygraph comes through, arrangements are made to allow the examiners to assist the detectives, department officials said.
In 2011, Chicago police conducted 402 criminal polygraphs. In 2012, that number dropped to 169, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Examiners from the Cook County sheriff's office, who have been called in on occasion to assist with criminal polygraphs, have conducted seven exams for Chicago police since 2012, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office said. "An increase or decrease is merely a reflection of the number of requests that came in" and not a change in strategy, Collins said.
The commander who oversees forensics has called Bartik, who was involved in five of the six cases, an "excellent examiner." Bartik previously testified that 111 people confessed to him in a five-year period, prompting a defense expert to call his record "unprecedented." In court records, Bartik has denied any wrongdoing."
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Doug has been fighting the use of this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture for almost forty years - and he continues his fight. For more information about Doug's crusade go to THE CRUSADER page and read about his book. It tells the story of his decades long fight against the dangerous myth of "lie detection". It is an exciting and entertaining story about Doug's dangerous, epic adventure to prove there is no such thing as a "lie detector".
There is much controversy about so-called "countermeasures". Polygraph operators say liars use them to "beat the test", and they even go so far as to say that if a person does any research about the polygraph, that proves they are lying - that is just so much BULLSHIT designed to make people afraid to educated themselves about how to pass the test. But people know that the polygraph operators call truthful people liars over 50% of the time, and they naturally want to know how to protect themselves from being falsely accused of lying. They do not want to "cheat" or "beat the test" - they just want to LEARN HOW TO PASS because just telling the truth doesn't work! Click here for more information about this controversial subject: COUNTERMEASURES? THAT'S JUST BULLSHIT!