Science in court: Head case
Last year, functional magnetic resonance imaging made its debut in court. Virginia Hughes asks whether the technique ... of the death penalty for an earlier killing. Dugan was here on a Saturday this past September to meet one of the few people who might ...
Glitch in widely used polygraph can skew results
WASHINGTON — Police departments and federal agencies across the country are using a type of polygraph despite ... Of 63 federal, local and state agencies contacted by McClatchy, only 40 would say what types of machines they used. Of those, 27 state ...
India’s Novel Use of Brain Scans in Courts Is Debated
They have shot infrared beams through liars’ heads, placed them in giant magnetic resonance imaging machines and used scanners to ... the United States Supreme Court said there was “simply no consensus that polygraph evidence is reliable.”
Lies of the polygraph: can lie detector technology truly detect a lie?
Lie detector machines ... taken as a sign that you were involved in the crime. "Police in Japan use polygraphs and the guilty knowledge test very intensively and successfully," says Rill. But the technology cannot detect lies - it can only suggest you ...
Seeing threats, feds target instructors of polygraph-beating methods
WASHINGTON — Federal agents have launched a criminal investigation of instructors who claim they can teach job applicants how to pass lie detector tests ... people can debate. If you have a guy who’s nervous about his test, the easiest way out of ...