You can be the best judge of character in the world, but when you’re speaking with a practiced liar who is motivated to deceive you, you can look them straight in the eye and never have a clue that they’re not telling the truth. That is until it’s too late. Don’t take chances on relying solely on your instincts. You might be wondering ‘How do I set up a polygraph test?’ It’s actually quite simple. The first step is to select the lie detector testing location near you where you would like to have the polygraph test take place. Make an appointment and fill out any registration forms. At American Eagle Investigations in NYC, we are polygraph experts and offer a full range of lie detector testing services that we can administer in our office. Simply contact us today to set up your lie detector test at 212-344-8997, or feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how a lie detector test works, what sort of questions you can ask, etc.
A lie detector test cost, in New York, is typically between $450-$600. If you are looking to have multiple lie detector tests conducted at the same time, for example, if a couple are both going to be asked questions about infidelity, then it is possible you may be able to get some sort of deal for the lie detector tests but that is up to the individual investigator’s office. For more information on local polygraph test costs or lie detection services, in New York, contact our office today. 212-344-8997
When trying to get to the truth of a matter a lie detector is a reliable tool. There are a number of different situations that could arise where a polygraph test could be beneficial. Here at American Eagle Investigations we typically handle lie detector tests for cheating spouse investigations, or family dispute investigations, however, if your circumstances don’t fall into those categories feel free to contact us and discuss your lie detector needs further.
Here’s how the Lie Detector Test examination works. There are a number of steps involved that will help make sure the test is conducted correctly and provides the most accurate results possible. Before beginning the lie detector process it is important to choose the questions that you wish to have answered. They should be very specific yes or no questions. For example, if your name is Sarah and you have been married for five years and you are wondering if your spouse has cheated on you during that time period you would get the polygrapher to ask ‘have you had sex with anyone besides Sarah in the last five years.’ If you are unsure about what sort of questions to ask our polygraph expert can help you form the questions to get the answers you are looking for.
This interview allows the polygrapher to elicit information that will later be used to formulate “control questions, relevant questions, and irrelevant questions.” This initial interview is where the examiner must be extremely sensitive to the examinee’s background, culture, and education, in order to understand the logical reasoning of the subject.
The lie detector expert will then explain how the polygraph instrument works, show the examinee actual polygraph chart tracings, identify psychophysiological responses on the chart tracings, and emphasize the importance of answering the questions truthfully.
With the examinee’s full understanding of the questions to be used and the agreement by both the examinee and examiner to use the relevant questions, the polygraph examination begins and asks each question giving the examinee enough time to answer them. Often a few baseline questions will be asked in the beginning to help calibrate the machine’s response, such as ‘Is it true that your full name is John Smith?’
Upon completion of the test, the chart tracings are marked and scored, and shown to the examinee with a full explanation of the results. A report containing the results with the examiner’s opinion is also given to the examinee.
The American Polygraph Association states that polygraph tests have a 92-94% accuracy rate and that much of the variance is related to secondary factors such as the person is under the influence of drugs, or suffers from mental illness.
As top experienced private investigators, we can also offer advice as we have dealt with our fair share of liars as well.
A polygraph, also known as a lie detector, and psychophysiological detection of deception (PDD) examination, is an instrument that measures and records several physiological functions, such as, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity. The subject is asked and answers a series of questions, in the belief that deceptive answers will produce psychophysiological responses that can be differentiated from those associated with non-deceptive answers.
It is important to note that the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 prevents employers from using the lie detector test for pre-employment screening or during employment; however, there are certain exceptions. In the United States, the State of New Mexico admits polygraph testing before juries in certain circumstances. In many other states, polygraph examiners are permitted to testify before judges in various cases, such as the revocation of probation. Many law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies in the United States utilize polygraphs. Polygraph testimony has been admitted by stipulation in approximately 19 states and in the Federal Court, although it is subject to the discretion of the trial judge.
While extensively used in post-conviction sex offender cases, no one can be forced to take a polygraph examination. In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court left it up to individual jurisdictions whether polygraph results could be used as evidence in court cases. In the case of a spying charge, a polygraph is more often used as a deterrent to espionage rather than detection. Failing a polygraph test could cause revocation of security clearance. However, it remains inadmissible evidence in most federal courts and military court-martials.
In Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense uses a Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System, or PCASS, which gathers less physiological information than a polygraph and uses an algorithm – not the judgment of a polygraph examiner – to determine whether it believes the person is being deceptive or not. Polygraph testing is used in many states, as well as the U.S. Federal appeals courts, for sexual offenders on probation or parole, and often during the rehabilitation of convicted offenders.
A lie detector isn’t the most common procedure out there and you might be wondering where can I take a lie detector in NYC? In order to get your lie detector test done, you will need to come to our private investigator’s office in NYC in lower Manhattan. Although you have to come to us where our polygraph equipment is kept, we will make an appointment with anyone interested in making the journey and have conducted lie detector tests for clients all over New York state, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
We offer private investigation services in all five boroughs in NYC so you’ll always have a local lie detector test expert nearby. For one of the best and most reliable and trusted lie detection services in the state of New York, or perhaps even in the United States, contact our American Eagle Investigations office today by calling 212-344-8997!
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