The Lie Behind the Lie Detector The Lie Behind the Lie Detector's popular free book on polygraph validity, policy, procedure, and countermeasures. Be sure to download a copy (1 mb PDF). Post comments, criticism and suggestions for new editions here.
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logic of tongue-biting/pain infliction-
Breathing manuevers aside, for the most part, the only concern an examinee has is the involuntary changes in electrodermal response. I understand the methodology of the tongue-biting CM - namely that ...

Started Mar 7th, 2006 at 7:11pm by antrella
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By: 1904 - Ex Member
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The Lie Behind the Lie Detector on
The Lie Behind the Lie Detector, in addition to being available for download directly from, may also be browsed on-line at, a new document-sharing website (where it has ha...

Started Mar 8th, 2007 at 11:59am by George W. Maschke
1 5110 Last Post Jun 26th, 2007 at 2:45pm
By: 1904 - Ex Member
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Tongue Biting? *Please Help*
My last post didn't gain a response. Perhaps this one will (I have my test coming VERY soon and I'm nervous). This probably sounds like a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. Someone please help me...

Started Jul 18th, 2005 at 11:45pm by nopolyman
14 16768 Last Post Jun 21st, 2007 at 3:16pm
By: 1904 - Ex Member
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Polygraph: Non-Science Justification
Polygraph or electrical impulse data gathering through either electrolytic contacts or strain gauges of blood pressure, breathing... statistics based upon  those who need to create their own job secur...

Started Mar 13th, 2005 at 6:44am by retired333
2 4190 Last Post Feb 16th, 2007 at 3:09am
By: jeggirl
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Isn't a career as a law enforcement officer based on trust, character and integrity?  What kind of a person lies and cheats to get a job?  I can't think of a single law enforcement agency, federal or ...

Started Apr 2nd, 2006 at 8:46pm by Truth
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21 9811 Last Post Jan 24th, 2007 at 10:27am
By: gr8dad
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Just wanted to say thank you!!!!
I really thought these polys could read your mind. I went into the test feeling confident after visiting this site.  When asked about my past life I passed with flying colors.  Once again thank you!! ...

Started Feb 16th, 2006 at 3:30am by Thankyou
3 4078 Last Post Dec 24th, 2006 at 1:49pm
By: Sergeant1107
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A PI's Polygraph Opinion
Take this for it is worth. I use polygraphs everyday in the private and criminal defense arena. I have referred 1000's of individuals suspected of crimes, after doing the background work.
I have...

Started Mar 7th, 2006 at 2:05am by PI_Insight
3 3517 Last Post Mar 8th, 2006 at 10:21am
By: PI_Insight
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By: totalies
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i need some expert opinoins
yes i am also in a similar situation but i was accused of taking prescription which didnt happen as the witnesses said  and i was currious if you could give me some pointers on  how i should go about ...

Started Feb 18th, 2005 at 7:43am by lil_c_vip
4 3548 Last Post Dec 26th, 2005 at 8:27pm
By: Administrator
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Need help Pleae!!
My car got stolen in april 2005, the way the car got stolen, the police think that  I have something to do with it and harrassing me to take a polygraph test.   I am not going to take it.  If I don't ...

Started Dec 4th, 2005 at 7:37pm by lover894
3 2769 Last Post Dec 5th, 2005 at 9:39am
By: George W. Maschke
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The other website.
Well, I wondered on over to the anti-anti-polygraph site and looked around. I have to say it's really something to see the amount of trust a group of people have in the 'science' of polygraphy.

Started Nov 30th, 2004 at 12:28am by yatittle
2 2632 Last Post Dec 5th, 2005 at 8:50am
By: gelb disliker
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Passing the Lie Detector Test?
Is there any chance that someone could explain how to exactly pass this test. I am a little bit discouraged.  I  maybe tested for the polygraph for employment purposes. I've never used anytype of ille...

Started Jun 28th, 2004 at 11:46pm by LaceyLou
6 7668 Last Post Nov 8th, 2005 at 9:49am
By: Smokey - Ex Member
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Thanks, I'm not alone.
I would like to first start out by saying Iím pleased to see Iím not alone in knowing that the polygraph is a fraud. I would like to say thank you to the creators.          Cry   Smiley

Started Aug 11th, 2005 at 11:57pm by truth05
0 1932 Last Post Aug 12th, 2005 at 2:57am
By: truth05
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Question on Countermeasures
I've been trying to find an answer to this, but I can't. I know it is not safe to use physical (tongue biting) and mental countermeasures at the same time. However, should you use a mixture throughout...

Started Jul 16th, 2005 at 8:56pm by nopolyman
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By: nopolyman
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Need help
I have had a problem downloading,"The Lie Behind the Lie Detector." †Could someone please e-mail a copy to me at thank you for your help.

Started Jul 11th, 2005 at 4:01pm by leviticus
3 2278 Last Post Jul 14th, 2005 at 1:09am
By: Brandon Hall - Ex Member
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Stop missleading people
Stop misleading people....
Here is my story with polygraph, I'm 21 and I have never taken polygraph before, until one day i was randomly picked to take one, of course I was concerned about it, bu...

Started Aug 31st, 2004 at 8:44pm by Slim_Thug
13 6627 Last Post Jul 12th, 2005 at 7:38pm
By: hwsternfan
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Re-test question
I have recently applied for a position as a police officer. †I have passed all requirements thus far. †Recently I reached the polygraph phase of my pre-employment testing. †I was extremely nervous bec...

Started Jul 10th, 2005 at 3:22am by leviticus
2 2265 Last Post Jul 12th, 2005 at 5:03pm
By: Sergeant1107
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cant' download book
I can't download the book for some reason, could someone email it to me at
I want to be a cop, but i am dq'ed because of experimenting with lsd and mushrooms and pot smoki...

Started Mar 4th, 2004 at 9:01pm by steven burd (Guest)
3 2497 Last Post Apr 4th, 2005 at 3:29pm
By: Bill Crider
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4th Edition Released
On Monday, 28 March 2005, released the 4th edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector.
The main changes appear in Chapter 4, which is on polygraph countermeasures:
  • Th...

Chapters 1 and 2 and virtually unchanged. A note about the DoDPI Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Test (LEPET) has been added to Chapter 3 (p. 115). In Chapter 5, contact inf

Started Mar 29th, 2005 at 6:20am by George W. Maschke
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By: George W. Maschke
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Help me understand
I have read and studied the Lie Behind the Lie Detector and am not sure how to distinquish between the control questions vs the relevent ones.  Can someone explain it in a simple way for me?   Also, I...

Started Aug 10th, 2002 at 1:12am by freebird
4 3113 Last Post Feb 26th, 2005 at 12:25am
By: polyscam - Ex Member
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