It is vitally important to stress that all examinations must be taken on a voluntary basis. No person should be intimidated or coerced into taking such an examination. If you have been threatened to participate in a polygraph interview and examination, then this could have a negative influence over the whole testing process. As a strict policy we do not accept instructions where we believe coercion or threats are present.
Usually we can arrange a suitable neutral testing environment in your particular location to ensure that tests can be conducted in a proper manner. For therapeutic services, our consultants use clinic settings, should this be a necessary requirement.
Please also note that the whole process takes around two hours or more to complete. You will be advised that we strongly recommend only single issues question formats as this has been proved scientifically to be the most accurate method to employ. Thus for example:
R1 Did you rob the First bank in Mosley Street, Manchester last Thursday?
R2 Did you rob the First bank located in Mosley Street, Manchester last Thursday?
R3 Did you rob that First bank in Mosley Street, Manchester on Thursday last week?
Furthermore, the answer to each question is limited to either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Compound questions or questions that ask for opinions, feelings, emotions, intent, or, frame of mind are not appropriate and cannot be used. Hypothetical questions or questions about future behaviours must not be used.
Any additional issue must be done with a separate polygraph test. Examinees will be sent information on how to prepare for the test and be evaluated for suitability according to various criteria; such as for example:
It should be noted that there are certain limitations of polygraph testing:
Our examiners work in conjunction with specially trained interpreters to provide polygraph tests in most languages. They are also trained in cross-cultural sensitivities in order to engage more effectively with people from different cultures.
Please note the our examiners do not re-test the work of other examiners as a matter of company policy and professional ethics.
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