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(1976), Reliability of Chart Interpretation and Sources of Errors in Polygraph Examinations (Report No.
In contrast, on information and belief, Defendant [2] was not required to take a polygraph examination.
Assuming that opposing counsel was not provided with advance notice of the polygraph examination, one must decide when to disclose the existence of the polygraph report, the examiner's name, as well as the name of any expert who may opine on the methods employed by the examiner.
In Wheeler, the NMCCA's analysis of when a trial defense counsel can use evidence of polygraph examinations taken during an accused's interrogation to attack the voluntariness of an accused's subsequent confession is especially valuable.
Military Rules of Evidence 707 decreed: "Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the results of a polygraph examination, the opinion of a polygraph examiner, or any reference to an offer to take, failure to take, or taking of a polygraph examination, shall not be admitted into evidence."
These assumptions have some commonsense appeal, but they are unsupported by research and don't address whether the accuracy and reliability of neutral polygraph examinations are sufficient to permit them as evidence.
While other agencies waited to see if polygraph examinations would yield favorable results in such an environment, Army examiners proved they could, conducting sensitive examinations to determine the veracity of information reported by known or suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda members.
Because the sample included only cases in which polygraph examinations were conducted in FBI criminal investigations, the results may not generalize to other contexts.
It seems unlikely that an opinion of an expert about credibility based on a polygraph examination is less reliable than the testimony of a witness whose recollection has been "enhanced" by hypnotism.
The DOD study noted that the high error rates that concerned the OTA were found in the "blind" evaluations - opinions based on the paper records, not the opinions of evaluators who themselves administered the polygraph examination.(52) There is a good reason why blind evaluations are less valid than examiner evaluations, especially with respect to innocent subjects.
Late Friday night June 18 - following five hours of questioning by the FBI that included a polygraph examination - Wuerl admitted through her lawyer that she had fabricated the incident.
The basic tool for predicting honesty has been the polygraph examination or lie detector test.