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Scientific Evidence: Polygraphs

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by: Mblythe • October 15, 2001 • no comments

There is a new article in the Scientific Evidence section dealing with polygraphs . Despite positive public perceptions, lie detector tests using a polygraph machines do not stand up to scientific rigor. Polygraphs have proven to be easy to fool and prone to returning incorrect results. Because of this, polygraph results are not typically allowed as evidence in trials. However, there are a number of other legal proceedings, such as probation hearings, where polygraph evidence may be used. The new article provides links to resources describing lie detector testing procedures, lists relevant Oregon statutes dealing with the use of polygraphs and the licensing of polygraph examiners, and gives an overview of Oregon case law dealing with polygraph evidence. section dealing with polygraphs .