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 ( PDF / EPUB / MOBI ). Post comments, criticism and suggestions for new editions here.
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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
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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 4167 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:
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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 4805 Last Post Feb 26th, 2005 at 12:25am
By: polyscam - Ex Member
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A stupid question
Hello everyone im net to this fourm =)
If the qustion comes up. Have you ever smoked pot in the last 5 yrs comes up(witch i tried it when i was 18 now 23) Should I use a cm or should i use the cm...

Started Nov 16th, 2004 at 5:00am by AMero1202
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By: AMero1202
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Practice Questions - Audio
Hi, thanks for this great site.
I am looking for any audio files of someone reading the questions, particularly for a life style test.  I want to practice before hand and thought that while i cou...

Started Oct 11th, 2004 at 5:21am by ajourneyer
1 3341 Last Post Oct 11th, 2004 at 8:40am
By: George W. Maschke
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Here is my problem…I think I may have to take a poly test for a pre employment screening. This job is not for a government position; it’s for a wholesale company.  Is it legal for a private company to...

Started Sep 15th, 2004 at 5:25pm by crv
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By: crv
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Need some help... worried about taking a polygraph
Hi there,
Well, this is the situation that i am in. I have been accused of drugging and raping a girl that i was dating. Now, after i have given my statement, and she gave 2 statements, they are ...

Started Sep 3rd, 2004 at 11:02pm by funluvincriminal
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By: George W. Maschke
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Bodybuilder in fear of polygraph...
Ok, here is my situation.  I'm 18, never competed in a bodybuilding competition before in my life, just lift hardcore.  The only kind of competitions I could find are all natural competitions, I've al...

Started Aug 27th, 2004 at 5:26am by Bodybuilder
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By: FollowMeHome - Ex Member
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Why is there nothing about mental countermeasures in THE LIE BEHIND THE LIE DETECTOR????

Started Jul 15th, 2004 at 3:24pm by COREST
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By: George W. Maschke
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polygraph in the near future question
I have a question for those of you who have used either "the lie behind the lie detector" or "how to sting a polygraph."  I am taking a polygraph in the near future,  and I am not sure of which one to...

Started May 11th, 2004 at 7:35pm by axa
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By: Bill Crider
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Mr. Maschke...a quick question...
Can you please provide me with that link to the West Virginia case where the court overturned a request for parole violation due to a probationer flunking the polygraph?

Started Aug 8th, 2003 at 4:53am by OkieBoy
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By: G Scalabr
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Need help with my paper for school
I need to write an argumentive paper for school and decided to do it on the unreliability of polygraph tests, and the belief that they should not be used during the hiring process for gov. jobs. I nee...

Started Mar 25th, 2004 at 3:05am by ashtonn27
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Please post URL for HTML version of the 3rd Ed.

Started Mar 18th, 2004 at 10:56pm by AdobeChallenged (Guest)
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Help me someone please....
I cannot get the book to download   any suggestions or maybe someone can send it to me another way.  I need it soon thankyou so much

Started Feb 25th, 2004 at 7:57pm by ccrysta (Guest)
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Started Feb 25th, 2004 at 6:35am by QUIMICO
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CONVICTED RAPIST Uses 2nd Edition!
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“I would first of all like to say that i am on probation for staturory rape.  I'm not going to lie, I had sex with her, and I knew her age.  She had come on to me and I rebuked he...

Started Mar 9th, 2002 at 12:40am by L72cueak
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Would you listen to a expert or call them a liar?
I recently wrote a message to Doug Williams and had no response... it really goes for others against polygraph testing as well.
The authors of this site and sites like polygraph...

Started Sep 30th, 2003 at 3:48pm by ALarussa
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By: Human Subject
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False identification of GKT with POT
Professor John J. Furedy of the University of Toronto has sent us the following constructive criticism regarding the 3rd edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector. While the problems he points out wi...

Started Aug 29th, 2003 at 1:31pm by George W. Maschke
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By: George W. Maschke
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3rd Edition Released
The 3rd edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector may now be downloaded as a 1 mb PDF file here:
Revisions and additions include (bu...

Started Aug 18th, 2003 at 10:31am by George W. Maschke
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