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What goes on in a polygraph "test?" What kinds of questions are asked in a polygraph examination? What is a "lifestyle" polygraph? How does the lie detector "work"? Just how accurate is the polygraph? Can truthful people fail? Can liars beat the polygraph? How can you protect yourself against a false positive outcome?
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Polygrapher:       hi
Me:       Hey whats up polyster...
Me:       I have to admit I have talked to quite a few of you examiners and have found so much conflicting response that it is cl...

Started Nov 14th, 2001 at 7:11am by MissionPoly-ban
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By: George W. Maschke
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Used Tac in The shoe
Hello...I was wondering if someone could answer some questions for me.  I took a pre-employment polygraph for a job in Law-Enforcement and was forced to lie because the truth itself would have elimina...

Started Nov 13th, 2001 at 3:53am by Anon (Guest) (Guest)
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By: MissionPoly-ban
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Thank-you all!
I would like to express my utmost graditude to all those people running this website and answering questions.  I just recently decided (against your advice) to take a polygraph for a criminal investig...

Started Nov 10th, 2001 at 3:39pm by patchette
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Taking a test.......help please
I have a polygraaph coming up soon for a law enforcement agency, and I was wondering "what kind of questions do they ask"? it's for a sheriff position. Any comments will help . Thanks!

Started Oct 3rd, 2001 at 4:13am by BCG
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By: Happy Man (Guest)
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Doug Williams
has anyone here read Doug Williams book " How to Sting the Polygraph"? Did it work? Did it teach you anything that "the Lie Behind the Lie Detector" Didi'nt. I just want to cover all my bases before I...

Started Oct 1st, 2001 at 5:21pm by Anonymous (Guest)
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By: Happy Man (Guest)
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Polygraph Countermeasures: Revisited
Polygraph countermeasures and counter-countermeasures have been discussed on several occasions and from a variety of perspectives on this message board.  I'd like to offer yet one additional perspecti...

Started Nov 4th, 2001 at 5:28pm by Drew Richardson
2 2950 Last Post Nov 5th, 2001 at 4:53am
By: Drew Richardson
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"flexing question"
hey guys, i had a question about the spincter muscle flex.  I know i hold it for around 7-9 seconds, but should it be a steady flex or should i gradually increase the tension and then gradually releas...

Started Nov 1st, 2001 at 12:54am by gottapass (Guest)
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By: beech trees
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Thanks George and everyone esle!!!!
This is my first time visiting this board and I want to thank george for the time that he takes out to answer all these questions.  George you are a class act and I am happy we have people like you on...

Started Oct 27th, 2001 at 5:34pm by gottapass (Guest)
1 1775 Last Post Oct 28th, 2001 at 1:41pm
By: George W. Maschke
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Polygraph soon....Informed but confused help!
1.) Does each control question during the polygraph examination have to be answered in combination with
a countermeasure in order to control the outcome or will answering most control question wi...

Started Sep 28th, 2001 at 3:59pm by lookingforhire
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Failed! is there a grievance procedure
I took an entrance poly for a firefigher position.  Before going in I read the info on this site and others.  The examiner said that I failed the portion of the test related to drugs.  What can I do n...

Started Oct 3rd, 2001 at 5:27am by failure (Guest)
1 1827 Last Post Oct 3rd, 2001 at 8:38am
By: George W. Maschke
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failed state poly-will I automatically fail Fed ?
I failed a State Police poly in the past.   I am also awaiting several federal poly’s (DEA, FBI, USSS).  Will Federal LE agencies view that  “failed” poly negatively? Will it stigmatize me?
I ass...

Started Sep 28th, 2001 at 4:38pm by question (Guest)
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to those who have used countermeasures
I'm curious: How long did you practice, and what advice would you give to make practice more productive?

Started Jun 28th, 2001 at 12:57am by beech trees
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By: Gordon H. Barland
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Is this a control question?
Is this a control question?
Have you ever lied on any previous applications or interviews??
I assume so since it is very vague and it list 2 choices and also since pretty much everyone overb...

Started Sep 27th, 2001 at 11:54pm by anonme (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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No Control Questions
???  In the Law Enforcement arena, I have been hearing a lot about examinations without being asked control questions.  The test starts out with a lengthy questionaire.  Next, the polygraph equipment...

Started Aug 16th, 2001 at 8:00pm by CalifMike (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Sensory impairments effect on polygraph administra
Does anyone have information or ideas on how sensory impairments (hearing loss, deafness, partial visual impairment, blindness, and others) affect the administration, reading and outcome of polygraph ...

Started Sep 21st, 2001 at 9:33pm by Dbird
6 4656 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2001 at 9:03am
By: George W. Maschke
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Assuming no control questions, then what?
Angry  Okay, please assume there are no control questions, I am nervous, and I am honest, but I fail (lacking control questions with which to "augment" and not sure of how to guage/monitor underlying a...

Started Sep 20th, 2001 at 3:56am by Dbird
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GSR electrode attachment
Regarding the attachment of the electrodes / conductors for the GSR:
Does anyone have any experience with examiners checking or cleaning the fingers prior to attachment?
Have you ever heard...

Started Sep 11th, 2001 at 3:10am by 00
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By: George W. Maschke
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a deep or 'cleansing' breath
How do polygraphers regard a single deeper breath, commonly referred to as a 'cleansing' breath, during the course of a polygraph interrogation? If one were to have to take such a breath, when would b...

Started Sep 8th, 2001 at 9:21pm by beech trees
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By: George W. Maschke
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CM advice on dealing with DI results misguided
It's been a while since I've posted, so let me remind you up front:  I am a polygraph examiner.  The views I express are strictly my own and do not necessarily represent the Federal Government or the ...

Started Aug 31st, 2001 at 8:12pm by Gordon H. Barland
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help-poly soon & very confused on ?'s
Forgive me, but I am very confused with the so-called ‘control’ questions, and how to respond to them.  I see several people have asked the same type of questions before, and have the same confusion I...

Started Sep 7th, 2001 at 12:03am by anonpolysite
1 2423 Last Post Sep 8th, 2001 at 9:19am
By: George W. Maschke
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