California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Phasing Out CVSA

AntiPolygraph.org has confirmed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that its Office of Peace Officer Selection, which in 2016 began using Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) to screen applicants, terminated this practice in May of 2023. CVSA is a thoroughly discredited, pseudoscientific lie detector that since 1988 has been marketed by the …

Government-controlled Reddit Community for Border Patrol Applicants Bans Discussion of Polygraphs

Since it began mandatory polygraph screening more than a decade ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the U.S. Border Patrol, has had one of the highest pre-employment polygraph failure rates in the federal government, with up to two-thirds of applicants who make it as far as the polygraph being disqualified based …

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Per Se Exclusion of Unstipulated Polygraph Results in Sentencing Hearing

In a 16-page ruling, the South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a circuit court’s refusal to consider a defense-proffered polygraph examination in connection with a sentencing hearing. Bob Mercer reports for KELOLAND News (excerpt): PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A Minnehaha County circuit judge didn’t err when she refused to consider the results of a lie-detector …

No, Ted Bundy Didn’t Pass a Polygraph “Test”

It is often claimed that notorious serial killer Ted Bundy (1946-1989) passed a polyraph test. While other infamous serial killers, including “Green River Killer” Gary Leon Ridgway and “Angel of Death” Charles Cullen did indeed pass polygraphs and go on to claim additional victims, we have found no evidence that Ted Bundy was ever polygraphed …