CRJS375 DB3

Apr 15th, 2015
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Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, choose one of the following to research: •a lie detector test •hypnosis Compare the differences between its use in the private sector and the use in the criminal justice system. Do you think it should be required for people to take a lie detector test or become hypnotized to become either a police officer or to hold a position in a private company? Explain your reasonings.

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CRJS375-DB3NameClassDateProfessorLie Detector Test The lie detector test is a tool used by law enforcement and members of the professional community in order to determine the truthfulness of the participant. The lie detector test is a tool used to measure the physiological reactions of the participant to questions asked by the polygraph examiner. The person taking the lie detector test is connected to a device and cords are wrapped around certain parts of the body. These cords are designed to measure the measure the pulse, breathing, and galvanic skin response that is then printed out on graph paper to be analyzed by the polygraph examiner. Polygraphs are good tools for making a determination if the participant is being truthful but despite this face they are not eligible in a court of law and organizations cannot force employees or potential employees to take these tests. The reason the test findings cannot be used against a criminal defendant in a court of law is because the findings of the test have been found to be unreliable as well as the test being subjective because the polygraph examiner will assess the test and make a determination of t

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