Greater Manchester Police Force was one of the first to pilot the polygraph for monitoring certain types of sex offenders. Now the Manchester lie detector tests are to be made a permanent addition to their investigative tools.
Our Hampshire Polygraph Examiner believes lie detector test monitoring should be extended to convicted animal abusers in the same way as it is for paedophiles and domestic abusers.
Following the arrest and subsequent charges leveled against Alex Salmond we would like to invite him to take a lie detector test in Edinburgh.
Lie detector tests for domestic abusers who are considered to be ‘high risk’ may become compulsory when they are released from prison on licence. This, among many other proposals, was published by the government in a draft domestic abuse bill yesterday.
Implementing lie detector tests for legal aid claims would greatly improve the efficiency of the system. If utilised more often this would lead to significant savings freeing up funds for those who most need them.
You might imagine that polygraph technology is only used to find out whether someone is being truthful or dishonest. But when we look at how police use lie detector tests it is much more than that.