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Dec 8th, 2007 at 6:41am
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Here is a legal-type question.

It is obvious that someone who knows how the polygraph works will, in general, produce less accurate results than an ignoramus.  Therefore, an informed truthful person is more likely to "fail" than a clueless one.  Why doesn't some lawyer somewhere bring this up to save his or her client the ordeal?

The test was designed to be used on ignorant people.  If it is being used on someone who knows what's going on, the test is being misapplied and not used as designed.  Seems like that might be a due process matter, though my understanding is that different standards for that apply pre- and post-conviction.

Anyone have any ideas?
  

Is former APA President Skip Webb evil or just stupid?

Is former APA President Ed Gelb an idiot or does the polygraph just not work?

Did you know that polygrapher Sackett doesn't care about detecting deception to relevant questions?
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Reply #1 - Dec 8th, 2007 at 8:38am
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Good Legal questions:

1. Why doesn't same lawyer somewhere bring this up to save his or
   her client the ordeal?

Ans: Lawyer will bring this up doing pre-conviction but not post-
       conviction.  Why? see answer to question 2.

2. It is a due proces matter and standards are being apply different for pre - and post conviction.

Ans:  Because there is a different rule of evidence between pre - and
        post conviction.      
  
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