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Some Legal Aspects of Police Interrogations 50 Years After Miranda

Brad Reid | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime
Brad Reid

Confirmation bias is a psychological tendency to interpret information in a way that reinforces a preexisting belief. For example, if a suspect believed to be guilty tells the same unchanging story over and over, it must be a rehearsed lie.

Are Polygraph Exams Influencing Jury Trial Deliberations?

Adam Banner | Posted 01.20.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

Possibly the largest problems with the polygraph, and why it has been inadmissible in most U.S. courts, is the notion that jurors give the test too much weight, particularly in light of its noted inaccuracies.

You Don't Want Your Ex To Take Lie Detector Test

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News

Sometimes old relationships are best left in the past. Your former partner is "former" for a reason, right? If you need more convincing, Elite D...

What's the Most Accurate Lie Detector? It's Not What You Think

Russ Warner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

The future of polygraph may soon change due to new innovations that prove to be more accurate and less invasive.

You Can No Longer Hide Your Lyin' Eyes

Russ Warner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

So why do we lie? Sometimes, it's done to embellish the story about the fish that got away. Sometimes it's intended to shelter someone who would be hurt by the truth (i.e., "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.")

Do We Want Robots in the Jury Box?

Joel Cohen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

If an unimpeachable lie detector expert could testify to his results in a one witness versus another case, determining that the victim was truthful and the accused was lying, or vice versa, he essentially would decide the case instead of the jury.

Your Body Telegraphs Your Lies

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.27.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

What's the best advice to those facing a polygraph test? "Let your body do what it does naturally."

FBI Watch List Includes 400,000 People

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the U.S. intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified...

Sheriff Jim Saves Chistmas, Guns and Solves Heene Balloon Hoax

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

When Falcon let loose the truth on prime time to Wolf Blitzer, even Barney Fife could have figured it out. By his own admission, that was the first moment the light came on for local Sheriff Jim Alderden.

McCain Talks Experience -- Er, Sarah? With a John Edwards Moment in Tow?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose WHOOPS: PALIN AFFAIR ALLEGED SOURCE OK, I need to explain why I am posting this. This story will either be a major game changer ...