Chapter 11. Polygraph Testing

  1. Eugene Borgida and
  2. Susan T. Fiske
  1. William G. Iacono

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch11

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

How to Cite

Iacono, W. G. (2007) Polygraph Testing, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom (eds E. Borgida and S. T. Fiske), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145732

Online ISBN: 9780470696422

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Keywords:

  • polygraph testing;
  • death;
  • psychological assumptions;
  • elicits admissions;
  • sex crimes

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • How does a Polygraph Test Work?

  • Evaluation of the CQT

  • Why Polygraph Examiners Believe the CQT is Nearly Infallible

  • Expert Opinion on the Scientific Basis of Polygraph Testing

  • Conclusions