"It is time to put a stop to this government sponsored sadism perpetrated by those who use this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture called the 'lie detector'!  Education is the most effective weapon I have to finally put a stop to the abusive practice of polygraph 'testing'.  Help me by educating yourself and others.    Please get this book and send it to as many people as you can - it literally destroys the myth of 'lie detection'  It would assist me greatly in the crusade if you would purchase this book for only $9.99 by clicking here:  FROM COP TO CRUSADER."  Doug Williams



This is the SECOND EDITION of this book. It brings you up to date on all Doug is continuing to do to stop the abuse caused by the dangerous myth of "lie detection" and the unscrupulous, unconstitutional methods the government is now using to try to stop him.

A decorated veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department, Doug Williams held the rank of Detective Sergeant in charge of the Internal Affairs/Polygraph Section. As an expert police polygraphist, he administered thousands of tests. But, as Diane Sawyer said on 60 MINUTES, "Doug knows everything about the polygraph, and he says it doesn't work!" This is the true story of how Doug changed from cop to crusader in order to fight the abuse perpetrated by the sick joke called the "lie detector", and the practitioners of what he describes as an "insidious Orwellian instrument of torture".

If you believe there really is such a thing as a "lie detector", read this book and you will be enlightened and infuriated. This is the ultimate “whistle blower” book that chronicles the exciting and dangerous adventures of Doug Williams and his crusade against the multi-billion dollar scam called lie detection; what the inventor of the polygraph, Dr. John Larson, referred to as “Frankenstein’s monster”.

Before December of 1988, three out of every four people in private industry in the U.S. had to pass a polygraph test in order to get or keep a job; after December of 1988, that was a violation of federal law. How did that happen? Legislation to prohibit this type of polygraph testing had been introduced every year since 1972, and every year it failed to pass – every year, that is, until 1988. Why did that legislation finally succeed after so many failures? Many say it was primarily due to the efforts of Doug Williams. As a matter of fact, Doug Williams was given the VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE award by the ACLU for being “the one person most responsible for the Employee Polygraph Protection Act becoming a federal law”. Doug tells of all he did to get this law passed and what he continues to do in his fight against the polygraph industry by employing a three pronged attack - LEGISLATION, LITIGATION, & EDUCATION.

This book is an exciting behind the scenes account of Doug’s first very controversial appearance on national television, his intensely explosive testimony in congress, and his work to build grass roots support to outlaw the use of the polygraph. His crusade against the polygraph industry became an obsession, and for many years he lived in the back of a 1967 Chevy panel truck and moved from city to city putting on seminars and going on radio and television talk shows to promote support for legislation that would outlaw the use of the polygraph. It tells of how he debunked the myth of "lie detection" on CBS 60 MINUTES; in this classic investigative report, three out of three polygraph operators called three different truthful people liars on a crime that never even happened. Doug has been featured on most of the major news programs, and on all of the major television and cable networks including CBS 60 MINUTES, CBS NIGHTWATCH, NBC NIGHTLY NEWS, CNN NEWS, FOX NETWORK’S EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN, NBC DATELINE, FOX NEWS, CNN NEWS STAND, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, BBC, TLC, and SHOWTIME PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! He has been featured in over 1000 newspaper and magazine articles, thousands of blogs, has been interviewed by hundreds of local TV news and talk shows, and personally appeared on over 500 radio talk shows. He has lobbied in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, and was a member of the Office of Technology Assessment studying the validity of the polygraph as a “lie detector”. This book tells of what Doug Williams has done; the dangers he has faced, the victories he has had, and some of the humorous incidents that occurred along the way. It tells of how he continues to fight the dangerous myth of lie detection, and what the government is doing to try to stop him.

What explains why all polygraphers hate me with a passion?  The answer is simple - as C.S. Lewis said, "Above all else, the Devil cannot stand to be mocked."  The thugs from the government's Ministry of Truth, aka polygraph operators, have come up with a unique, (i.e. unscrupulous and unconstitutional), way to try to stop me.  The videos below make reference to these recent attacks, and I tell about everything that they have done in the 2014 Second Edition of FROM COP TO CRUSADER which is now available on the STORE page of this website for only $9.99.  You will be given three formats to download the book PDF, KINDLE, & NOOK/iPAD/iBOOKS.  You can also go to AMAZON to order a paperback copy of this book by clicking on this link:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1935689738

Click on SAMPLE CHAPTER to read the beginning of a chapter entitled, BIG BROTHER IS HERE!  AND HE IS REALLY PISSED OFF! 

When you are reading about all the things the government is doing to try to silence me, ask yourself this question:  Would they be going to all this trouble if they were not certain that my technique works?  This is proof positive that I can teach you how to pass your polygraph test - and that scares the hell out of them!  They know that if you get my manual & video/DVD to get prepared for your polygraph test, you will be able to protect yourself from being falsely accused of lying - and they will not be able to frighten or intimidate you.  So, the way I look at it, it is much better for me to scare the hell out of the polygraph thugs than to allow them to scare the hell out of you!  SO DON'T GET SCARED - GET PREPARED!




This is a review which is posted on Amazon and Kindle from a professional book reviewer:
5 out of 5 stars SCARIER THAN ORWELL'S 1984, April 21, 2014
By Gale Cooney (Fort Worth, TX)

This review is from: From Cop to Crusader: My fight against the dangerous myth of "lie detection" (Kindle Edition)
In high school the book 1984 by George Orwell scared me to death. Thirty years from 1984 I'm terrified by the atrocities, written as prophesies, becoming reality. All the cameras and secret recordings and the government of the country spying on its own people and, of course "for our own protection".

Doug Williams sent me a free copy of his book for an honest review. Non-fiction. Facts you know are true. Documented, recorded, news programs...the facts have been there since the "conception" of the polygraph. Your gut knows the facts ring true as you read this amazing story. The government of these United States of America has been investigating and attempting to intimidate him since he first blew the whistle on the fraud and abuse of “lie detection” almost forty years ago. The methods employed by the power drunk government officials, who Doug refers to as “the thugs from the government's Ministry of Truth, aka polygraph operators”, have become even more intense in recent years. The government officials have escalated their attempts to quiet him – they are actually trying to imprison him for telling the truth about the “lie detector”. This unprecedented attack on free speech, involving over thirty agencies of the government, which Doug describes as, “unscrupulous and unconstitutional “, is mounted for the sole purpose of attempting to destroy Mr. Williams in order to keep his facts hidden. It's more frightening than 1984 BECAUSE IT'S TRUE!

The author's credentials and experiences make him THE man to debunk the polygraph and to show the efforts of the government and other entities to suppress not only his facts, but his own confession. He has often demonstrated how easy it is to “beat” the “lie detector” – he does this in order to prove that it is not a “lie detector”. He also teaches truthful people how to prove their truthfulness because innocent truthful people are falsely branded as liars over 50% of the time. The polygraph when used as a “lie detector” is no more accurate than flipping a coin! Yet it has wormed its way into many government agencies and even the criminal justice system.

The smoke and mirrors have been blown away and shattered by this crusader and if you live in America, you should read this. It will affect your life in many ways – most law enforcement and many government agencies use this “last vestige of witchcraft” to deny employment, and the justice system uses it incarcerate people. Doug makes a case against the polygraph in one chapter that uses his actual courtroom testimony and that of polygraph “experts”. Doug shows how inept polygraph operators are in making the case for the use of the polygraph. In this book, Doug literally destroys the “dangerous myth of lie detection” and details the dangers he faced and continues to face in the almost forty years he has been crusading against what he describes as an “insidious Orwellian instrument of torture”. (There's George again.) As Doug said in one of his television interviews, “The polygraph industry will literally take shots at me, and try to bring the full force of the government down upon me, but they won’t debate me!”

Doug continues to fight because he hears from victims of the polygraph almost daily. Millions of people have had their lives ruined. Doug says, ”For almost 40 years, I have been crusading against the use of the "lie detector" and the abuses caused by what its inventor, Dr. John Larson, described as "Frankenstein's Monster". This is what Larson said about his own invention: "The lie detector is nothing more than a psychological third-degree aimed at extorting a confession as the old physical beating were. I'm sorry I ever had any part in its development." Doug says he would like nothing better than to stop his crusade, shut down his website and quit .His hope, a hope shared by millions of polygraph victims, is that the day will soon come when no one will need his services because the polygraph is no longer being used. That's when he will quit.

But not yet. He's had a continual and frustrating fight starting in 1979, but because he still gets far too many calls and emails from people telling him how the polygraph has ruined their lives and long as the thugs and con men who call themselves polygraph operators continue to use the so called "lie detector" to frighten and intimidate people, he will continue to fight them! He's committed and feels he must continue to help people who are faced with what is the most traumatic experience they will ever have to endure, because he is the only one who can and will do it. Until the polygraph is no longer being used, and people's lives are no longer being ruined by this myth of "lie detection", he will teach people how to protect themselves from being falsely accused of being a liar, and will continue to prove that the polygraph, (when used as a “lie detector”) is nothing but a scam that should be outlawed!”

I strongly urge everyone to read this book. This is one of those NEED TO KNOW situations we hear about. Heads up! Check this out and see if it doesn't amaze you and scare you to death!

5.0 out of 5 stars         Best Book on Polygraph
This is the best book you'll ever read on the modern American history of the social and legal battles involving the polygraph -- by the man who led those battles.  Bravo, Doug Williams.  Keep working and keep writing!

Robert Beattie, Attorney and New York Times bestselling author

"It is time to put a stop to this government sponsored sadism perpetrated by those who use this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture called the 'lie detector'!  Education is the most effective weapon I have to finally put a stop to the abusive practice of polygraph 'testing'.  Help me by educating yourself and others.    Please get this book and send it to as many people as you can - it literally destroys the myth of 'lie detection'  It would assist me greatly in the crusade if you would purchase this book for only $9.99 by clicking here:  FROM COP TO CRUSADER."  Doug Williams


Are you going to take a polygraph test? 

If so, here are some facts to consider:

  • Over 50% of those who are not properly prepared will fail their polygraph test simply because they are nervous.
  • If you are nervous when you take your polygraph test, 50% of the time you will be branded as a liar.  All the scientific evidence proves that this is a fact.  Even the US SUPREME COURT has refused to allow polygraph results into evidence because the polygraph is not reliable and accurate as a "lie detector"!  So don't make the mistake of thinking that all you have to do is to tell the truth and you will pass - to pass, you must LEARN HOW TO PASS!
  • And the only way to LEARN HOW TO PASS is to get the latest revised edition of Doug's MANUAL & ONLINE VIDEO or DVD and get properly prepared.  Get PROPERLY PREPARED to pass, or you will fail - it really is that simple!

How to Sting the Polygraph - ChartHow to Sting the Polygraph - DVDHow to Sting the Polygraph - Manual


WARNING!  Do not use knock-offs or old, outdated copies of the manual that you find on other websites to prepare for your test!  When you are preparing for your polygraph test, you must use the most up-to-date information available or you will have problems.   LEARN FROM THE EXPERT, NOT THE FAKES!  GET PROPERLY PREPARED!  DO IT RIGHT, OR DON'T DO IT AT ALL!

Go to
THE EXPERT page to learn more about Doug's credentials as an expert, and how he speaks with authority about the abuse inherent in polygraph testing.  Also, click here to find out about all this nonsense polygraph operators are spouting about so-called "countermeasures" - Polygraph Countermeasures?  That's just Bullshit!