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National Academy of Sciences Polygraph Review


In January 2001, the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council began project BCSS-I-00-01-A, an $860,000 "Study to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph." The final report, published in October 2002 and titled The Polygraph and Lie Detection, is now available on the NAS website. An executive summary (22 kb PDF) may be downloaded from AntiPolygraph.org.
The National Research Council made some documentation of its proceedings available on its web page for the project, which is no longer online, but which
remains available via the Internet Archive's WayBack Machine. The audio files of the polygraph review panel's public hearings will be of special interest to researchers, and AntiPolygraph.org has made them available here along with additional information from the hearings to supplement that on the NAS web page.
25-27 January 2001. First Public Meeting.

26-28 April 2001. 2nd Public Meeting.
  • Meeting Agenda (19kb PDF). Times, topics, and speakers for the polygraph committee's 2nd public meeting. Former FBI and CIA director Judge William H. Webster, though scheduled to speak, did not appear at the meeting.
     
  • George W. Maschke's written remarks. A set of questions on polygraphy submitted for the Committee's consideration. (Download this file in PDF format)
     
  • Audio (Files are in RealMedia format and may be played with the free VLC Player):
     
23 July 2001. 3rd Public Meeting.
  • Meeting Agenda. Times, topics, and speakers for the polygraph committee's 3rd public meeting. Speakers included Charles Honts, William Iacono, John Harris, Emanuel Donchin, Sheila Reed, Stephen Kosslyn, Andrew Ryan, and committee member Emmett Keeler.
     
  • Audio (Files are in RealMedia format and may be played with the free VLC Player):
     
17 October 2001. 4th Public Meeting.
  • Memo from Dr. Drew C. Richardson to Paul Stern regarding topics on which Dr. Richardson would speak. This memo was circulated at the meeting. (Download this file in PDF format)
     
  • Transcript of Dr. Richardson's presentation.
     
  • Audio (Files are in RealMedia format and may be played with the free VLC Player):
     

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