A tremor in the blood : uses and abuses of the lie detector /

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Author / Creator:Lykken, David Thoreson.
Edition:[New ed.].
Imprint:New York : Plenum Trade, ©1998.
Description:xvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subject:Lie detectors and detection.
Lie detectors and detection.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3157161
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-325) and index.
Summary:"The author presents case histories of persons whose lives have been blighted by our uniquely American faith in the myth of the lie detector. Dr. Lykken also explains how to "beat" the machine, not only because it is unfair that spies and Mafia soldiers already know these techniques, but also because innocent persons have nearly a 50:50 chance of failing lie detector tests unless they use appropriate countermeasures. Many state courts in the U.S. still admit lie detector tests into evidence under certain conditions - a practice that ensures the conviction of more innocent people every year." "Finally, Dr. Lykken reports on the results of recent surveys of informed scientific opinion about lie detection and presents another method of polygraphic interrogation that is designed to detect, not lies, but the presence of guilty knowledge. This method is scientifically credible and holds promise for future use in criminal investigation."--Jacket.
Other form:Online version: Lykken, David Thoreson. Tremor in the blood. [New ed.]. New York : Plenum Trade, ©1998
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Prologue
  • Part I. Lie Detection: the Concept
  • Chapter 2. Mr. Reader Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence
  • Chapter 3. A Brief History of Lie Detection
  • Chapter 4. The Truth Verifier
  • Chapter 5. Evaluating the Evidence
  • Part II. Lie Detection: the Methods
  • Chapter 6. The Clinical Lie Test: the Examiner as "Lie Detector"
  • Chapter 7. The Relevant/Irrelevant (r/I) Test
  • Chapter 8. The Control Question Test (cqt)
  • Chapter 9. Three Different Versions of the Cqt
  • Chapter 10. Polygraph Screening Techniques
  • Chapter 11. Voice Stress Analysis
  • Chapter 12. Surveys of Scientific Opinion of the "Lie Detector"
  • Chapter 13. The Tools of Diogenes: an Overview
  • Part III. Lie Detection: the Applications
  • Chapter 14. Truth, Ltd.: the Polygrapher as Private Detective
  • Chapter 15. Preemployment Screening by the Fbi and Other Federal Agencies
  • Chapter 16. Honesty Testing: an Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Chapter 17. The Fourth Degree: Polygraphically Induced Confessions
  • Chapter 18. The Lie Detector and the Courts
  • Chapter 19. How to Beat the Lie Detector
  • Part IV. Detecting Guilty Knowledge
  • Chapter 20. Origins of the Guilty Knowledge Test
  • Chapter 21. Forensic Uses of the Guilty Knowledge Test
  • Notes and References
  • Index