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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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DoDPI Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Test
A 23-page Department of Defense Polygraph Institute document dated January 2002 outlining procedures for the administration of pre-employment polygraph examinations for law enforcement applicants may ...

Started Feb 24th, 2004 at 3:15am by George W. Maschke
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Questions for Polygraph Examiners on Countermeasures
Suppose you were polygraphing a subject for some important purpose, say, the national security of the United States, and the first chart of the first question series began like this:
https://a...

Started Oct 20th, 2014 at 12:16pm by George W. Maschke
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Husband Failed a single issue test!!
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I’m a very insecure person and wife. I seen emails more then friendly ones in my husbands work email. Where he told a younger woman that “his wife wouldn’t like them LOL’ing in email, especia...

Started Oct 15th, 2019 at 11:08pm by Idk (Guest)
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Polygraph Control Questions
Hey Everyone,
I am going to be taking a polygraph at somepoint in the near future for the Los Angeles County Sheriff, and I am looking for some sample control questions that I can study and iden...

Started Mar 20th, 2005 at 6:15pm by jonny5
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am being accused of theft
I did some work for an elderly lady around the house as needed for last 3-4 years as a handyman.  She recently went into a wheelchair and her son took over micro managing the house.  She wanted to add...

Started Jul 23rd, 2019 at 7:36am by ed (Guest)
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Question about probable-lie polygraph
I'm wondering about how scoring works on probable-lie polygraphs. If I were to not be able to tell if a question was a control question, I know I'm supposed to "err on the side of caution and assum...

Started Jun 4th, 2019 at 6:42pm by Throwaway1 (Guest)
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Rules to sharing poly results
I have an upcoming poly for a LE position and was wondering what are the rules regarding agencies sharing information in regards to polygraph results? For instance, I had a poly with one agency and "f...

Started Aug 21st, 2012 at 3:27am by Tom Riddle (Guest)
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Sexual questions on Polygraph :(
Hey, im going to be taking a polygraph for a PD i applied for, and i wanted to ask what kind of sexual questions they ask?
like questions such as have you ever thought of doing this? or doing tha...

Started Jun 16th, 2009 at 1:33am by smp3k (Ex Member)
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Anxiety Disorders
I had a question about anxiety and polygraph testing. When I took my polygraph they asked if I was on any medication which I was not. I assume they do this before every polygraph test.
So, my qu...

Started Dec 3rd, 2005 at 8:19pm by Phil413
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CBP polygraph coming up
I've read Ch 3 and 4 in TLBTLD a few times.  Would it be prudent to practice your countermeasures at a drug store blood pressure machine?  Would that give you any indication if what youre doing is wor...

Started Feb 25th, 2019 at 11:06pm by Joshie Josh (Guest)
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Question about hydrocodone
Good afternoon I have polygraph test coming up and was wondering if taking hydrocodone will help me stay relax.  There will not be no drug test taking since it's from a private company.  Thanks in adv...

Started Feb 25th, 2019 at 6:18pm by John smith (Guest)
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Question on Polygraphers
So, the polygraphers are looking at you to see if you know any of the jargon or any other ways that show you researched the test.  Now what if you go in acting like a complete sucker? I mean something...

Started Feb 4th, 2019 at 10:03pm by Jim (Guest)
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Question on Control Questions...
So first, if I understand correctly after reading "The Lie Behind the Lie Detector", the key to passing a polygraph test is creating greater physiological stress signals during control questions and s...

Started Jan 9th, 2019 at 1:12am by JMacadoo (Guest)
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How is it supposed to feel with mental CM
When you do arithmetic or think scary thoughts or thoughts that excite you, are you supposed to feel something like a tingling sensation in your limbs or butterflies in your stomach, or does your body...

Started Dec 30th, 2018 at 4:54am by Guest (Guest)
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meprobamate
What's the deal with meprobamate, does it work?

Started Dec 30th, 2001 at 6:32am by John (Guest) (Guest)
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Please Help! Did I pass or fail?
Please HELP! I took my polygraph for CBP *Custom & Border Protection, last Wednesday. I went it in very confident, because I have never done a crime nor do any drugs. The examiner showed me the 3 cate...

Started Nov 7th, 2018 at 2:04am by Jose (Guest)
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CIA past Polygraphs question
When you apply for CIA they ask about past polygraphs. anybody know if I say I had one before and failed will they reject my application?  Sad

Started Oct 31st, 2018 at 7:00am by tina (Guest)
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Polygraph Question
Hello George,  I recently applied for position with the USSS and the process was all professional and great until the polygraph. I was told I failed one of the questions and for the next 2 hours the e...

Started Oct 30th, 2018 at 11:24pm by Anonymous (Guest)
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Polygraph results delay.
Hello everybody, Can anyone help shine a light on why it takes so long for official polygraph results to come. I have been told it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to months. Since background is done af...

Started Oct 21st, 2018 at 12:41am by sami (Guest)
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direct lie vs probable lie
Hello, I was wondering if there is a difference between direct lie and probable lie polygraph. The reason I ask is to see if the new polygraph by CBP has different standards for passing. 
Thank ...

Started Oct 17th, 2018 at 11:59pm by Joanna (Guest)
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