If your relationship has eroded to the point you are asking someone to take a polygraph examination, that signals a loss of basic trust between both of you.
Trying to continue a relationship without full trust eats away at your commitment like a cancer. The longer it continues, the harder it becomes to restore the lost trust. Action needs to be taken quickly to begin to rebuild the trust that has been lost. Honesty is one of the foundations of trust.
A polygraph examination can aid you by providing a gauge of honesty. If the examination is passed you know the other party has been honest. If the examination is failed you know the other party has not been honest. You have now gained base information on which you can make intelligent decisions about your future.
Does your situation sound like one of these common examination scenarios?
- A boyfriend admits to cheating when caught. Things still just don't seem right much later.
- Phone calls always end quickly when you walk into the room.
- Friends/co-workers relate stories about infidelity with no motive to lie.
- Constant accusations of ms-behavior with no basis.
Defense attorneys frequently use polygraph to determine a clients base truth.
The first question I normally hear about the use of polygraph in criminal defense work from the layman is, "is it admissible as evidence?" The short answer is that sometimes it is and sometimes it is not. But that question misses the target. Most attorneys know that the majority of cases don't make it to a courtroom. They often are settled before there is a trial. Many attorneys have learned to use polygraph in pre-trial preparation, often times making a trial unnecessary. Polygraph has been used to raise doubts about a victim's honesty, demonstrate a witnesses lack of credibility, determine if the accused is an innocent victim of false, inflated or unfounded charges, demonstrate if a client would do satisfactorily in a police polygraph, or assist in getting a more favorable plea bargain or sentence.
There are a whole host of situations where admissibility usually does not come into play. Some examples would be suppression and other evidence admissibility hearings, probation/parole revocation, bail hearings and sentencing.
Call us at anytime to discuss polygraph testing for your case at 937-256-3660. Confidentiality is extremely important to us.
It is estimated that over 70% of employees steal from their employers.
A lot of them do it repeatedly. If you are experiencing unexplained losses, employees are probably involved. If you suspect an employee of being responsible for a loss you should probably listen to your gut. Research indicates where there is smoke there is usually a fire. It is important to investigate because ignored loss problems only lead to more problems.
EPPA (Employee Polygraph Protection Act) applies to this type of polygraph examination. Under EPPA you may use polygraph examinations in an ongoing investigation into a specific articulable loss. You must establish reasonable suspicion for any employee you want to examine.
A lot of times when it is announced that polygraphs will be given the suspect employee will find a sudden reason to quit their job or just not return to work. If you have established reasonable suspicion and the employee refuses the polygraph exam, you can terminate the employee for his refusal.
EPPA has specific requirements you must meet in order to use polygraph in your investigation.
-The business has to suffer an articulable specific loss.
-The loss has to be reported to the police or insurance company to begin an ongoing investigation.
-The employees being asked to take the examination must have had access to the object of the loss.
-The employer must demonstrate reasonable suspicion of the person(s) they want to polygraph. Mere access does not meet this requirement. Reasonable suspicion is information beyond access that would cause a reasonable person to suspect the employee was involved in the loss. It doesn't have to prove their involvement. Examples would be an employee that complained of financial trouble that suddenly has unexplained income that relieves that financial stress, or sudden extravagant purchases without sufficient income to do so. Download a packet of instructions and forms to assist you in easily complying with EPPA.
Research shows that polygraph examinations are a vital component of the risk management of the individual sex offender.
Post conviction sex offender testing refers to polygraph examinations given in The Containment Model to persons that have been through the court system for their offense and are in or have completed treatment and are on probation or parole. Also included are those persons who have been convicted, but continue to deny their offense. Polygraph is proven to be important in the management of offenders by aiding the discovery of many more victims than the offender would report voluntarily in treatment, revealing high risk behaviors that may lead to re-offending and revealing additional information about the offender aiding risk assessment. These examinations are generally divided into categories such as instant offense, sexual history disclosure, maintenance and monitoring exams. I provide these examinations to treatment providers, probation/parole agencies and individuals. I have a specific certification from the American Polygraph Association to conduct P.C.S.O.T examinations.
Polygraph examinations have repeatedly been found to be an invaluable asset in the security clearance process.
The first law enforcement security clearance (pre-employment) polygraph examination was given in the 1920's. Over 60% of large departments in the U.S. use it. All of the federal law enforcement agencies use it. When asked to explain their reasons for using polygraph most indicated that information was revealed that cannot be obtained from other selection methods. Also that it made it easier to establish background information, it deters undesirable applicants and it is faster than other methods of selection.
Many advantages of using polygraph are:
-Applications more honestly completed.
-Hiring much higher caliber people by eliminating undesirables.
-Employee turnover is greatly reduced.
-Background investigations improve based on information from the examination.
-Improves employee morale.
I provide pre-offer, post-offer and combination security clearance polygraph examinations to public safety agencies for law enforcement and fire service. I work quickly to supply the agency with the examination results so the hiring process can be completed efficiently. Call anytime for information on security clearance examinations. We also invite requests for bids or contract proposals.