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Polygraph techniques are complex and are by no means a single solution to solving crimes, potentially offering in certain circumstances an additional tool to structured interrogation.
Although routine in police investigations in the US, the results of lie detector tests are considered too unreliable for use in criminal trials in the UK.
However, a three-year pilot study in the East and West Midlands could lead to the compulsory testing of convicted sex offenders.
Originally posted by catwhoknowsplusone
I have a few problems with the lie detector test.
I mean, if I had to go through it, I would be anxious, blood pressure up, sweating, just at the thought of it. So then I would come out as a liar, even though I wasn't.