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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Progress Report on the 2nd Edition
Work on the 2nd edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector is now underway. Gino and I are expanding and revising it based on a wealth of newly-obtained documentation, and we expect to make it availab...

Started Oct 27th, 2001 at 1:51pm by George W. Maschke
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Neat Idea
You may want to consider putting some online tests on the site.  There would be a stream of questions and the user is tested on whether they are irrelevent, control or relevent questions.  Then they a...

Started Feb 11th, 2002 at 9:47pm by Mortified
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By: G Scalabr
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More Counter Measures?
Are you guys going to have more counter measures in the second edition?

Started Feb 23rd, 2002 at 10:58am by cooper
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By: George W. Maschke
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The 2nd Edition
George and I are in the process of setting out to write the second edition of our free online book The Lie Behind the Lie Detector.  In order to do the best possible job, we are actively soliciting su...

Started Jul 5th, 2001 at 4:48am by G Scalabr
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By: G Scalabr
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When Will the 2nd Edition Be Available in HTML?
When will the 2nd edition be available in the other format (HTML?)?  My computer will not let me download the book in PDF,  and downloading Adobe isnt working either.

Started Apr 2nd, 2002 at 9:04pm by MissionPoly-ban
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By: George W. Maschke
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Help me take a stand
I ask that anyone who has been disqualified from a PD testing process (or anyone else who is willing)--based on polygraph results--keep track of upcoming PD orientation meetings,  and do the following...

Started Apr 26th, 2002 at 11:12pm by MissionPoly-ban
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By: MissionPoly-ban
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Lies in The Lie Behind the Lie Detector
You gentlemen have quoted people and declared they have “lied” and have gone as far as to admonish them.  It is clear that your publication is not written in a fair and balanced manner and you have li...

Started Mar 6th, 2002 at 3:45pm by L72cueak
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By: George W. Maschke
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new Book:  Handbook of Polygraph Testing
Just found this at the local tech bookstore. Also found a rather interesting book on Interviews and Interrogations which has a rather specific focus on forensic use of the polygraph rather than the mo...

Started May 3rd, 2002 at 4:53am by Marty (Guest) (Guest)
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By: Marty (Guest) (Guest)
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Congratulations, gentlemen
On your recent offering of The Lie Behind The Lie Detector, 2nd edition.

Started Mar 8th, 2002 at 4:06am by beech trees
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By: G Scalabr
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The 3rd Edition
Work on the 3rd edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector has begun. Any suggestions for changes/additions are welcome.

Started May 31st, 2002 at 12:11pm by George W. Maschke
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By: Mr. Advice (Guest)
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Polygraph Examiner Compensation
I've read that a polygraph exam costs from $400-$1,000.  My fiance took one that cost him $498.  The examiner spent 2.5 hours with him, and let's be generous and say that the examiner took 2.5 hours t...

Started Aug 9th, 2002 at 1:43am by chicbette (Guest)
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By: G Scalabr
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Lie Behind the Lie Detector
Does anyone know if this book is available in bound copies at the bookstore?  I would like to give one to someone.  Please let me know if you know.

Started Sep 19th, 2002 at 2:55am by Broken
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Add this to the book please.
Smiley  To the Author(s) of this book.
I read the book twice, and still thought I'd pass with flying colors since I am inocent of a sex crime, thats all I want to say about that since I didn't follo...

Started Oct 19th, 2002 at 7:06am by Guest (Guest)
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Dear George,
When you going to puut your Arabic translation of thees book on the internet?  We need anodder copy, because we lost the other one you gave to us among the rubble of two safehouses i...

Started Oct 31st, 2002 at 2:39am by ackkkmed (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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50,000+ Downloads
It is now conservatively estimated that The Lie Behind the Lie Detector has been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Started Nov 20th, 2002 at 5:25pm by George W. Maschke
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By: SecondChancePoly (Guest)
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GK countermeasures
Does the countermeasures discussed in chapter 4 apply the same to the guilty knowledge test the same as the others?  There wasn't as much info on this type of test, and I was getting pretty confused w...

Started Apr 22nd, 2003 at 7:09am by Bill (Guest)
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By: Fair Chance
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Which test can I expect
I didn't see in any chapters of LBTLD if there was a way to know what kind of test to expect.  To be more specific I was just wrongly accused of some not cool things by an angry teen.  I will be takin...

Started Apr 24th, 2003 at 5:33am by Ticked (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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MGQT & Concealed Control Questions
Appendix A lists versions of the MGQT. Specifically, Question 9 (of the FBI version) asks "are you lying to me about anything..." THIS IS A RELEVANT QUESTION.
However, on p. 89, it lists two conc...

Started Jul 27th, 2003 at 4:17pm by Hosed
3 3910 Last Post Jul 28th, 2003 at 9:27pm
By: George W. Maschke
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So what if I flat out plan on lieing?
Seems to me most of the sting stuff is to prevent false positives. So what if I know I am going to lie and need to lie? Will it work?
My problem is this. I tried the honesty route and pretty much...

Started Jun 11th, 2003 at 11:19pm by HonestLiar
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Prueba de la verdad
Hola amigos...
Siempre ví con interés su sitio. Creo que las emociones se marcan en las variaciones orgánicas y se reflejan en resgitros específicos. La marca de los cambios moleculares que dispa...

Started Aug 21st, 2003 at 4:25am by poligrafomex
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