Frequently Asked Questions
How reliable is a polygraph examination?
Polygraph examinations can be reliable when validated testing techniques are applied. Validated testing techniques are supported by research conducted in accordance with the American Polygraph Association’s (APA’s) research standards. All examiners employed by Insight Polygraph & Private Investigations shall use validated testing techniques during all polygraph examinations.
Is there a limit to the number of polygraph examinations a person can take?
Many factors exist that would require an examinee to take multiple polygraph examinations. Examples include; Pre-employment examinations when the applicant has applied for employment with different organizations requiring a polygraph examination; An examinee experiencing abnormal physical or mental distress during the examination process; An examinee under the influence of any substance altering their behavior and or physiology.
How long does it take to get the polygraph examination results?
The polygraph examiner has the ability to determine the examination results within minutes after the examination has been administered. Other factors may exist which could delay the examination results.
Can a person manipulate or defeat the polygraph instrument?
Many people have researched ways of trying to manipulate or defeat the polygraph instrument. In most cases, a polygraph examiner can easily detect when an examinee is engaging in “countermeasures” or “non-cooperation;” Polygraph Examiners employed by Insight Polygraph Professionals are very experienced and may choose to discontinue the examination process when this occurs.
How long does a polygraph examination take?
A standard polygraph examination should take anywhere between 90 minutes and three (3) hours. The polygraph examination is broken down into three categories: The pre-test interview, the polygraph examination, and the post-test interview.
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