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What is a polygraph instrument | Lie detector, polygraph test explained

The term “polygraph” literally means “many writings.” The name refers to the way physiological activities are simultaneously recorded. The polygraph is most known to the public due to its appearances in TV shows, series and, movies.

Polygraph chartLike most of public matters, almost everyone has an opinion about polygraph. Most of the popular views on polygraph are generated by show business, and unfortunately, does not always portray the real work of professional polygraph examiners.

Besides popular perception, there are also many critical professional opinions on polygraph. We at B.E.A.R. FORENSICS understand and many times agree with critical comments about our profession. We understand the full scope of polygraph, its possibilities, and limitations. Polygraph examining is a human science and that is why it is important that it is used by appropriately trained professionals under the right circumstances.

The polygraph is nowadays used in an array of fields by prestigious institutions like the FBI, CIA, NSA, important police departments, judges, defense attorneys, penitentiaries etc. for different matters. Visit the practical applications section for more info about the Polygraph and its applications.

The F.A.Q. section on polygraph answers the most common questions about polygraph and polygraph testing.

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