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Posted by: Administrator
Posted on: May 3rd, 2005 at 12:16pm
  Mark & Quote
The California Department of Consumer AffairsBureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational EducationDirectory of Approved Institutions - Non-Degree (1.7 mb PDF) includes the following entry at p. 40 (emphasis added):


School Code: 37953949

Physical Address:
4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 314
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Mailing Address:
4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 314
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: (323) 965-7506
Fax: ()

Conact Person: Joseph Paolella
Title: CEO

2. Approved*/Registered** Programs Offered:

Computer Operations -- Date Approved: 10/6/03 -- 300.00 hours (Hours)

Polygraph Examiner -- Date Approved: 10/6/03 -- 360.00 hours (Hours)

Private Investigator -- Date Approved: 10/6/03 -- 240.00 hours (Hours)

Private Police / Security Officer -- Date Approved: 10/6/03 -- 180.00 hours (Hours)

Video and Media Communications -- Date Approved: 10/6/03 -- 144.00 hours (Hours)

3. Approved Branch Locations:

4. Approved Satellite Locations:

Incidentally, the inclusion of Mr. Paolella's school in this catalog should not be taken to confer credibility to polygraphy. The very next entry in the catalog is for a school that teaches the pseudoscience of reflexology. Also included are an "A Diamond Holistic Massage Institute," a "Pacific Academy of Homeopathy," a "Healing Hands School of Holistic Health," and a "Touch Therapy Institute."
Posted by: Administrator
Posted on: May 3rd, 2005 at 11:26am
  Mark & QuoteQuote has received the following note through an anonymous remailer:

No wonder polygraph tests are often faulty: students attending Joseph Paolella's 'American Academy of Forensic Sciences' Polygraph Academy themselves are ripped off! Promised that they would receive the class as approved/registered with the State of California's Bureau of Post Secondary Education as 360 hours, instead they get under 100! They attend 3 days per week (Tues, Thurs, Fri), 10am to 2pm. That's 12 hours per week, for 8 weeks, totalling 96 hours! Fraudulent advertising, scam, whatever; no wonder they won't even try to get APA approval. Students don't complain-- they are all from Workers Comensation Vocational Rehabilitation, so they can't get their big $$$ payout until they finish their training. That school licensing board (above) is currently investigating multiple complaints about the deception in the advertising.