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The Lie Behind the Lie Detector - by George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector - by George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini

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Published by Denver Burgess
AntiPolygraph.org

Introduction
To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use
falsehood to deceive either enemies or their own citizens for the good of
the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
—Plato
Truth will out!
—Old English saying
In this book, you will learn the little-known truth about polygraphy.
You will learn:
• that polygraphy is not science (p. 18 ff.);
• that polygraphy, like phrenology and graphology, is without
scientific validity (p. 18 ff.);
• that our Government’s reliance on unreliable polygraphy
serves to protect spies, undermining—not enhancing—our national
security (p. 35 ff.);
• that polygraph “tests” are actually interrogations (pp. 20,
129 ff.);
• that polygraphy depends on your polygrapher lying to and
deceiving you (p. 86 ff.);
• the simplistic method by which your polygrapher decides
whether you are truthful or deceptive (p. 98 ff.);
• that polygraphy is biased against the truthful (p. 99);
• that polygraph “testing” can be (and has been) easily defeated
through countermeasures (p. 22);
• how to protect yourself against a false positive outcome (p.
121 ff);
• how to recognize interrogation tactics and not be fooled by
them (p. 112 and p. 129 ff.);
• what to do if you have been falsely accused (p. 164 ff.);

• how you can help put an end to polygraph abuse (p. 171 ff.);
• where to learn more about polygraphy (p. 200 ff.).
If you face an upcoming polygraph “test” and need to learn what to
expect as quickly as possible, you may wish to proceed directly to
Chapters 3 and 4 (p. 86 ff.) and come back to Chapters 1, 2 and 5
later.
Every year, thousands of law-abiding Americans submit to polygraphic
interrogation. And every year, hundreds—if not thousands—
are falsely accused based on polygraph chart readings and
are routinely denied due process.
Those subjected to polygraphic interrogation include employees
of, and applicants for employment with:
• federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including
the FBI, DEA, and U.S. Secret Service (applicants for state and
local law enforcement agencies probably comprise the largest population
subjected to pre-employment polygraph screening);
• fire departments (many firefighters and paramedics are subjected
to polygraph screening);
• national intelligence agencies, including CIA, NSA, DIA, and
NRO;
• the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps;
• the U.S. Department of Energy.
While the 1988 Employee Polygraph Protection Act banned the use
of polygraphy by most of the private sector, our Government exempted
itself. Some industries, such as armored car companies,
also received exemptions.
We care deeply about our country and our communities. In writing
this book, our purpose is to help protect the innocent from polygraph
abuse and to help strengthen our collective security by exposing
waste, fraud, and abuse.
We believe that our Government should not, through the polygraph
screening process, lie to and deceive its employees and those seeking
introduction 17
employment. We believe that Government should not determine
the trustworthiness of its employees based on a pseudoscientific
procedure that fundamentally depends on trickery, is biased against
the truthful, and yet may be easily defeated by deceptive persons
who employ countermeasures.
States should adopt the Minnesota polygraph statute (Appendix F),
which prohibits all polygraph “testing” of employees or prospective
employees, as a model. And Congress must broaden the 1988 Employee
Polygraph Protection Act to provide protection for all Americans
(Appendix E).
Discover now the lie behind the lie detector.

AntiPolygraph.org

Introduction
To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use
falsehood to deceive either enemies or their own citizens for the good of
the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
—Plato
Truth will out!
—Old English saying
In this book, you will learn the little-known truth about polygraphy.
You will learn:
• that polygraphy is not science (p. 18 ff.);
• that polygraphy, like phrenology and graphology, is without
scientific validity (p. 18 ff.);
• that our Government’s reliance on unreliable polygraphy
serves to protect spies, undermining—not enhancing—our national
security (p. 35 ff.);
• that polygraph “tests” are actually interrogations (pp. 20,
129 ff.);
• that polygraphy depends on your polygrapher lying to and
deceiving you (p. 86 ff.);
• the simplistic method by which your polygrapher decides
whether you are truthful or deceptive (p. 98 ff.);
• that polygraphy is biased against the truthful (p. 99);
• that polygraph “testing” can be (and has been) easily defeated
through countermeasures (p. 22);
• how to protect yourself against a false positive outcome (p.
121 ff);
• how to recognize interrogation tactics and not be fooled by
them (p. 112 and p. 129 ff.);
• what to do if you have been falsely accused (p. 164 ff.);

• how you can help put an end to polygraph abuse (p. 171 ff.);
• where to learn more about polygraphy (p. 200 ff.).
If you face an upcoming polygraph “test” and need to learn what to
expect as quickly as possible, you may wish to proceed directly to
Chapters 3 and 4 (p. 86 ff.) and come back to Chapters 1, 2 and 5
later.
Every year, thousands of law-abiding Americans submit to polygraphic
interrogation. And every year, hundreds—if not thousands—
are falsely accused based on polygraph chart readings and
are routinely denied due process.
Those subjected to polygraphic interrogation include employees
of, and applicants for employment with:
• federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including
the FBI, DEA, and U.S. Secret Service (applicants for state and
local law enforcement agencies probably comprise the largest population
subjected to pre-employment polygraph screening);
• fire departments (many firefighters and paramedics are subjected
to polygraph screening);
• national intelligence agencies, including CIA, NSA, DIA, and
NRO;
• the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps;
• the U.S. Department of Energy.
While the 1988 Employee Polygraph Protection Act banned the use
of polygraphy by most of the private sector, our Government exempted
itself. Some industries, such as armored car companies,
also received exemptions.
We care deeply about our country and our communities. In writing
this book, our purpose is to help protect the innocent from polygraph
abuse and to help strengthen our collective security by exposing
waste, fraud, and abuse.
We believe that our Government should not, through the polygraph
screening process, lie to and deceive its employees and those seeking
introduction 17
employment. We believe that Government should not determine
the trustworthiness of its employees based on a pseudoscientific
procedure that fundamentally depends on trickery, is biased against
the truthful, and yet may be easily defeated by deceptive persons
who employ countermeasures.
States should adopt the Minnesota polygraph statute (Appendix F),
which prohibits all polygraph “testing” of employees or prospective
employees, as a model. And Congress must broaden the 1988 Employee
Polygraph Protection Act to provide protection for all Americans
(Appendix E).
Discover now the lie behind the lie detector.

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