Apr
11

High Infidelity

Polygraph examinations in infidelity casesThe definition of Fidelity: Faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support or sexual faithfulness to a spouse or partner. Can a polygraph examination help insure fidelity in a relationship? Absolutely not! What a polygraph examination can do is establish the truth of what is, or is not, really happening in a relationship. Based on that information,  how the relationship proceeds is up to you.

Statistically, It Ain’t Pretty.1

The figures vary depending on what source you get them from, but there is at least a 40% – 60% chance your relationship is suffering from some sort of cheating.

  • 41% of marriages, one or both spouses admit to cheating, either physical or emotional – this number varies, but 4 out of 10 relationships suffer from infidelity!
  • 57% of all men admit to cheating in any relationship they’ve had – nearly 6 out of 10, and these are the ones admitting it!
  • 54% of all women admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had – over 1 out of 2 wives admit cheating
  • 22% of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives
  • 36% of spouses who admit to having an affair with a co-worker – talk about bringing your work home! 1/3 of all spouses find extracurricular romance at work
  • 35% of men and women who admit to cheating on business trips
  • 31% of marriages that last after an affair has been admitted to or discovered
  • 74% of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught – this means 74% are not concerned with being faithful, but the consequences
  • 68% of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught – with almost as many women feeling the same way
  • 2 years is the average length of an affair

According to DivorceSupport.About.com, infidelity it is one of the most common problems a married couple will face. Statistics vary on this subject, but it’s widely reported that 60% of men and 40% of women will participate in an extramarital affair at some point during their married life.2

How to tell if your spouse is cheating?

  1. Your relationship is too important to just go with your “gut” feeling. But that is a good place to start. The human subconscious picks up small ‘tells’ when something is not quite right. If your ‘feeling’ is that something is off, you should try to learn more.
  2. Is there a change in behaviors on your spouse’s part?
  3. When you attempt to discuss your suspicions, your spouse shuts you down.
  4. Your spouse has become distant
  5. He/she is working longer hours
  6. Your sex life has died off.
  7. Check your finances. If there are a large number of unexplained charges, this may be a sign.

Don’t make accusations you can’t back-up!

Don’t confuse the Warning Signs with Proof.

  1. Ask your spouse to talk about it. Have a frank, open discussion that allows them to be honest with you.
  2. Ask your spouse to submit to a lie detector test. If they refuse, this is a bad sign. People with nothing to hide are rarely afraid to have it proven. In fact, just the opposite, they prefer to have themselves vindicated.
  3. In the Carolinas, call The Polygraph Examiner at (800) 497-9305. In other states, refer to the American Polygraph Association for referrals.

Infidelity Statistics

Via: OnlineSchools.org

If you would like to discuss the professional services of a polygraph examiner, please contact The Polygraph Examiner at 1-800-497-9305.

  1. Source: Associated Press, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy   Date Verified: 2.8.2012 []
  2. http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/cheatinganddivorce/p/infidelitydivor.htm []

Jan
23

Mandatory Employment Polygraph Tests

Polygraph testing & business losses & corruptionPolygraph‘s are voluntary. Except… when they’re not. The cases cited below are citings of legal precedences where mandatory polygraph examinations were upheld in courts from all over the country when someone disputed the whole “mandatory” part. There are numerous precedences where mandatory polygraph examinations have held up in court1, especially in the cases of employment and in cases where the employee was in a high security position such as police or civil service. These are usually pre-employment case or when an employee is suspected of wrong doing. Read the rest of this entry »

  1. AELE LAW LIBRARY OF CASE SUMMARIES:   Employment & Labor Law for Public Safety Agencies  http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/empl157.html []

Jan
20

FBI Polygraph Expert Confident in Results

FBI Polygraph Expert in NC, Mark RozziOn a WRAL (Raleigh) NC news program, NC Wanted, FBI polygraph expert Mark Rozzi, discusses the accuracy of polygraph examinations. Does Rozzi think polygraph is accurate? “If you don’t want the truth, don’t bring them into my room,” Rozzi said. Click here for the whole WRAL NC Wanted story. Se the video below. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan
11

Polygraph vs. the Eye Witness

Eye witness inaccuracy vs. polygraph consistent accuracyWhile nothing in evidentiary rules is probably more hotly contested than the admissibility of the use of polygraph examination results in court, it seems to be more of a bias against machinery than reliability.  For example, typical accuracy of a professional polygraph examiner is about 93%-98% accurate. Compare that to the accuracy of the most highly regarded (and possibly worst) evidence… eye witnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan
07

Enforced Public & Federal Polygraph Testing

Public or Federal Employment Polygraph TestingDo criminals have more rights than public officials, civil servants or federal and public employees? Yes. Sometimes. Maybe. The bottom line is: Public and Federal employees are the people we entrust with our lives, safety, education and well-being.  While civilian criminals have certain rights that protect violations of their Constitutional freedoms, our civil servants have to live by a higher standard. While John Doe working at the Quickie Mart has to volunteer to undergo a polygraph test, many times civil employees do not have that choice. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan
04

Polygraph Admissibility Revisited

Polygraph examination admissibilityIn 1993, the Supreme Court held that “certain Federal Rules of Evidence should govern the admissibility of scientific evidence and required the judge to make a preliminary assessment of the relevance and reliability of the evidence1.
Admissibility of polygraph examinations depends on the given situation. For example, in a revocation hearing, the standard proof is  NOT ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ required at a criminal trial, but “a preponderance of the evidence”. Probation and parole are usually considered privileges, not rights, so polygraph results are sometimes provided to the court or parole authorities to help with reach a more educated decision. Read the rest of this entry »

  1. Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [509 U.S. 579, 1993] []

Dec
27

Accuracy & Polygraph Examinations

Polygraph admissibilityPolygraph Examinations, (which The American Polygraph Association states an accuracy of 93-98%),
are exams in which an examiner monitors the psychophysiological responses of a subject while asking a set of test questions. This data (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) records physiological responses to a person’s natural “fight or flight” impulses. Flight or fight is defined as an unconscious reaction to a physical or psychological threat that will automatically elicit a set of physiological changes, a spike in heart rate for example. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
14

Post Conviction Polygraph Testing Ethics

Polygraph ethics in sexual offender casesOne of the major concerns with post conviction polygraph testing regards the Fifth Amendment.  Legal and ethical concerns about polygraph testing  on post-conviction sexual offenders gravitate around issues of…

  • self-incrimination
  • invasion of privacy
  • questions about the accuracy and reliability of polygraphs
  • and the admissibility of polygraph evidence in court. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
07

Sexual Offender Management

polygraph examinations Sexual Offender managementPolygraph examinations are used as part of the treatment, management and containment of post conviction sexual offenders. The use of polygraph examinations with sex offenders is akin to using urinalysis testing with convicted drug offenders. But there’s more to it than that. It enables case workers to not only monitor the progress with post conviction sexual offenders, but help treat, and even help predict possible repeat offenses, protecting the public at large and preventing new crimes.

Most sexual offenders live in a world of lies. They spend their lives getting deceiving people into believing they are “normal”. Only a tiny minority of containment professionals (psychologists, parole officers, police, etc.) believe that sex offenders will suddenly begin telling the truth when they are placed under correctional supervision1. Read the rest of this entry »

  1. English, Pullen, and Jones, 1996 []

Nov
15

Using Polygraphs to Exclude Evidence, Not Admit

Attorneys can employ dual, paired testing by certified polygraphists to exclude untrustworthy testimony. This is NOT submitting inadmissible evidence into court, but  EXCLUDING untrustworthy testimony from being entered into evidence. Utilizing polygraph exams in this manner, avoids violating the long standing prejudice against the admissibility of polygraph results.

By using independent polygraph examiners, attorneys “can help prove innocent people erroneously accused of offenses that, by their nature, seldom produce forensic evidence.” This dual polygraph examiner (exclusion based) technique is an affordable and practical approach to reducing the frequency of abuses and false allegations, before they get to court. Polygraph’s are very effective in “he said/she said” cases where one of a pair of opposed witnesses is almost certainly lying. Read the rest of this entry »

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