posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:25 PM
Polygraph examinations are designed to look for significant involuntary responses going on in a person's body when that person is subjected to
stress, such as the stress associated with deception. The exams are not able to specifically detect if a person is lying, according to polygrapher Dr.
Bob Lee, former executive director of operations at Axciton Systems, a manufacturer of polygraph instruments. But there are certain physiological
responses that most of us undergo when attempting to deceive another person. By asking questions about a particular issue under investigation and
examining a subject's physiological reactions to those questions, a polygraph examiner can determine if deceptive behavior is being demonstrated.
Considering that stress is the indicator for lies within polygraph examinations...I'm not sure its fair to give a person a polygraph exam who is
already under an extreme amount of stress.
Hopefully people who administer them really know what they are doing when asking questions...considering they have been proven to be false in some
I just hope that the police are looking into other possibilities as well...and not merely putting all their focus on the mother because that would be
unfair to the child..and the family.
If the mother is guilty, I'm hoping at some point she will break down , and confess the details to how this came about...and where the body of the
The really sad part about these types of stories is that people can become afraid to call the police for help, when a child goes missing, because of
the intense scrutiny they are put under by the police, the neighbors, the media, and everyone who has become aware of the story.
Can't be fun being in a police station all day, stressed to the max, being polygraphed.. and NOT being able to actively participate in looking for
your child... or being there to help your other children cope..
I am not saying she is innocent, but I'm not going to decide she is until they have full proof, and have looked at other possibilities as well.
I feel very badly for the other two young boys... this has to be a nightmare for them on so many levels.
Even if the mother is guilty, that whole family still needs prayers or thoughts and well wishes of healing...