Forensic psychophysiology using the polygraph : scientific truth verification, lie detection /

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Author / Creator:MatteĢ, James Allan.
Imprint:Williamsville, New York, U.S.A. : J.A.M. Publications, c1996.
Description:xxiii, 773 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Subject:Lie detectors and detection -- United States.
Psychophysiology -- United States.
Forensic psychology -- United States.
Lie Detection.
Forensic Psychiatry.
Forensic psychology.
Lie detectors and detection.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is undoubtedly the best volume on the lie detector that this reviewer has ever read. Matte provides a history of lie detection, the pioneers, and most recent polygraph techniques and machines. He clearly explains how the polygraph detects changes in the muscular and body systems. An especially good chapter discusses the issue of problem forensic areas and the identification of these areas through the basic principles of psychology. Although lie detector results are not often allowed in the courtroom, there is evidence that this is changing. Recommended for professionals, faculty, and researchers in forensic mental health, and graduate students training for this field. R. J. Howell; Brigham Young University

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