Practical Application of the Polygraph


Maryna Berber


The polygraph in Ukraine is being rapidly introduced in public and commercial structures, banks, prominent companies, law enforcement agencies. Even spouses are ready to test each other for fidelity relying on a polygraph, as was once the case in the United States and in some respects in Europe. Availability to call oneself a polygrapher, within a relatively short period of time, usually 14 to 21 days, is equal to the availability to be examined by such a specialist with a polygraph. For this reason, there are numerous myths and misconceptions regarding polygraph examinations floating around, influenced by the media, movies, TV shows, TV series, books, exposed authorities, etc. This article explores essential aspects of polygraph testing, covering tasks it addresses, examination modalities, techniques, eligibility criteria, restrictions on testing, procedural details, trust in results, reliability conditions, examiner qualifications, and the non-scientific nature of polygraphology.


Author Biography

Maryna Berber, International Schicksalsanalyse Community Research Institute

Maryna Berber is an expert polygraph examiner, a senior researcher at the International Schicksalsanalyse Community Research Institute, and The Memory Institute. She is also a member of the Odessa Scientific-Humanitarian Society and the Historic-Literature Scientific Society.


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