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How is the polygraph currently used by federal agencies like the FBI, CIA, NSA, NRO, DoD, DOE, DEA, BATFE, and U.S. Secret Service, as well as state and local agencies? What laws, regulations, and guidelines govern the use of polygraphs for screening, criminal investigations, administrative investigations, and other purposes?

What goes on in a polygraph "test?" What kinds of questions are asked in a polygraph examination? What is a "lifestyle" polygraph? How does the lie detector "work"? Just how accurate is the polygraph? Can truthful people fail? Can liars beat the polygraph? How can you protect yourself against a false positive outcome

if i cheated on a test can or should i tell them is thta part of the questions, and what is menat by do u consider oyurself honest ? isnt that very subjective?";  

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Hi,

I am based in Australia, and Polygraph is not used here for law enforcement purposes.  Some corporation do use it as part of screening processes.  I suggest you do some surfing on the web at sites like... www.polygraph.org, www.polygraph.com, www.web-polygraph.org, http://www.dodpi.army.mil/research/research.htm, http://antipolygraph.org, http://skepdic.com/polygrap.html

Sorry I acn't be more help on this topic.

Very best regards,

Rick

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