Think Before You Lie

Updated: June 14, 2017

What is lie detection?

Lie detection, also popularly known as deception detection and polygraph test is a verification instrument that uses technology and techniques of questioning to determine the truth and falsehood by keeping a note of the physiological functions. This is the done through a process called lie detector test UK.

A lie detector test UK can be conducted at home, workplace or any other comfortable area where people can reach out. These tests are conducted by highly trained professionals. These professionals explain everything about how it works and what will happen before beginning with the test. After conducting such a test, results are told verbally and a written report is also produced. Reports of results are usually kept private and confidential. There are organizations who conduct such tests and they generally use high end machines with the latest technologies. Many experts who conduct such tests have experience of over forty years and are supposed to maintain their highest code of ethics. These are available for private individuals, business clients and any other individual concerned.


Use of lie detector test:

 A lie detector test can be used to determine cheating partners, infidelity, and marital issues. It is also used by the law enforcement officials, the police department as well. It can also be used to resolve issues regarding gambling, drug scandals, sex scandals, all kinds of abuse like domestic abuse which is very common now a days, allegations related to bribery, verification of information and statement. Violent crime, misconduct of any sort, any kind of assault, theft, fraud, robbery, and murder, all of these can be resolved using process called the lie detector test. It also helps to find the original culprit and provide justice to the wrongly accused. They are sometimes used for a person who is applying for government job related to FBI or CIA.


How does a lie detector test work?

The machine has the ability to receive more than one signal or multiple signals that comes from the sensors and is drafted on a single strip of moving paper or graph. A person who is undergoing a lie detector test, four to six sensors are attached to him. These machines also sometimes trace leg and hand movements. When a lie detector test starts, the examiner first asks two to three casual questions just to establish the norms or patterns for the signals received from the individual. Further, the actual questions that are to be investigated are inquired. All the signals received from the person throughout the questioning session are recorded in the moving paper. The fluctuations that take place in the graph during the investigation are visible to the examiner during the entire process and such changes indicate that the person is not speaking the truth.

The accuracy of a lie detector test can never be determined and has always been controversial. Actually to some extent it depends upon the person who is being detected. A person who is truthful can become nervous during the test and a person who is dishonest can be confident enough to answer non-anxiously. Till now there is no evidence that when a person is deceptive, his/her physiological behavior will be different from their usual behavior.