The murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, has sent shockwaves around the world. Could polygraph technology have saved his life?
The polygraph is possibly one of the most intriguing yet misunderstood devices in the scope of investigatory methodology. But part of the reason inconclusive lie detector results occur is because examiners are not qualified, accredited or experienced.
Lying is frowned upon in society but actually it’s one of the most refined and challenging achievements of the human brain. Polygraph tests are still the most reliable methods we have for detecting deception.
Arron Banks, in a spat with Alastair Campbell on Twitter, tweeted he will be taking a lie detector test on Wednesday. He stated that he would be inviting Damian Collins and Alastair Campbell to do the same with “3 suggested questions”. Will they take him up on the offer?
Police forces in many parts of the world are using lie detector tests for police officer recruits in pre-employment screening. Maybe the UK should too?