Leaked Documents Further Confirm Polygraph Community’s Inability to Detect Sophisticated Countermeasures

In September 2014, retired Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence agent Scott W. Carmichael accused Donald Krapohl, then the number two official at the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA, the federal government’s polygraph school), of violating the Espionage Act by indirectly making classified information about the U.S. government’s methodology for polygraph countermeasure detection available to the …

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How to Support Imprisoned Polygraph Critic Doug Williams

On Friday, 30 October 2015, Doug Williams, 70, reported to the Federal Correctional Institution at Florence, Colorado to begin serving a two year prison sentence. Williams was targeted for entrapment by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection polygraph unit in a sting operation dubbed Operation Lie Busters. In a 2013 speech to law enforcement polygraphers, …

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Ohio Attorney Bradley P. Koffel Showcases His Ignorance by Polygraphing Clients

In an article titled “Some lawyers turning away clients who fail polygraphs,” Dean Narciso reports for the Columbus Dispatch that “[a]ttorney Bradley Koffel uses polygraph tests to screen out potential nightmare clients, especially those charged with sex crimes.” Any competent lawyer should know that polygraph testing has no scientific basis. Moreover, polygraphy is inherently biased …

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Polygraph Dragnet at Simpsonville, Kentucky Police Department

Television stations WHAS and WDRB report that the Simpsonville, Kentucky Police Department‘s six members face polygraph interrogations after some $30,000 in cash along with drugs and firearms were stolen from the small department’s evidence locker in an overnight break-in. The Kentucky State Police are conducting the investigation. All members of the Simpsonville P.D. have agreed …

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A Final Appeal from Doug Williams to Stop the Madness of Polygraph “Testing”

A week before he is to begin serving a two year federal prison sentence, Doug Williams, the founder of Polygraph.com, has made a final appeal to the U.S. government to end its misplaced reliance on the pseudoscience of polygraphy. Williams, a former police polygraphist who offered training and instructional materials on how to pass a …

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Doug Williams Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Teaching Polygraph Countermeasures to Undercover Agents

The following is a special report by attorney David C. Graham, who was present at Doug Williams’ sentencing hearing at the federal court house in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. I traveled to Oklahoma City to attend and report on the sentencing of Doug Williams.  I attended his trial earlier this year, in …

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Bloomberg Businessweek Profiles Doug Williams

This week’s issue of Bloomberg Businessweek includes an in-depth feature article by investigative reporter Drake Bennett profiling Doug Williams‘ decades-long efforts against the pseudoscience of polygraphy and the federal government’s efforts to silence him. We won’t summarize the article here: it’s well worth reading in full. See “Man vs. Machine: The True Story of an Ex-Cop’s War …

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Doug Williams Shows How to Beat a Lie Detector Test

Bloomberg Business has published a video report on how to beat a polygraph test featuring Doug Williams of Norman, Oklahoma, who was targeted for entrapment in the federal government’s Operation Lie Busters investigation. Williams, himself a former police polygraph examiner, has been a vocal critic of polygraphy for some 35 years and is the author of How …

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