Polygraph for Family Conflicts
Nagging doubts surface, accusations fly, bad feelings spread and conflict obliterates the peaceful home you once enjoyed. Love is still present, but trust seems hard to find.
Whether you are the accuser, the accused, or stuck in the middle, if trust in your home has eroded, finding the missing element of truth with a polygraph test can be life-giving.
Polygraph can be helpful in a wide variety of family related issues. Take a look at the following list of situations that have been helped and sometimes permanently resolved with a polygraph test.
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• Sibling Physical or Sexual Abuse
• Skipping School
• Shoplifting Addiction/Denials
• Illegal Drug Use & Sales
• Prescription Drug Abuse
• Issues with Alcohol/Smoking
• Verbal Abuse Accusations
• Fighting/Cheating at School
• School 'Zero Tolerance' Accusations - (There are inherent weaknesses in the zero tolerance policies in schools. They are not well investigated to see if accusations are true. Some innocent kids end up thrown in with guilty ones and have no recourse for their defense. Also, the consequences don't always match the severity of the offense. )
• Damaged Property (your home, neighbor, extended family)
• Missing Money or Property (your home, neighbor, extended family)
Other Family Conflict Issues
• Babysitter Accusations - Theft or Sexual/Physical Abuse
• Family Reunions - Missing or Damaged Property
• Housekeeper Accusations - Theft or Sexual/Physical Abuse
• Parental Neglect of Child
• Parental Sexual/Physical/Verbal Abuse of Child
• Extended Family Member Abusing a Child
These are just a few of the more common family issues that can be resolved with a quality polygraph examination. Your situation may be different, but the truth is always the truth.
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Answers to four of the most common questions about polygraph testing for relationships
What is the minimum age required for polygraph testing?
There is no minimum age, however, the polygraph requires a certain level of language and abstract concept comprehension to successfully complete an exam. This natural barrier eliminates most children under the age of twelve from being tested. There are occasionally exceptions to this guideline and those are dealt with on a case by case basis.
My (person taking test) is a very smart, likeable and an extremely persuasive person. Is there a way that she can beat the test or convince you that she is telling the truth when in fact she's not? Basically, how do I know she won't fool you or the machine?
Can I as the examiner be fooled by a smooth talker? Absolutely. You know I'd be lying if I said no. Everyone has been fooled at some time in their life. But that is not the important question. The important question is this: Do I as the examiner trust my feelings over my polygraph charts? That answer is a resolved 'NO'.
On many occasions, I've been convinced of someone's guilt or innocence from conversation during the pre-test interview before the polygraph test is run. After I run the test and the polygraph charts show my 'feelings' were wrong, I immediately change my perspective to match the charts. That is the only way I can be truly objective. I believe in my testing procedure so I trust my polygraph charts more than my feelings.
The second part of this question is whether someone can manipulate the polygraph charts so that they appear to be truthful when they are not. The answer is...they can certainly try. There is plenty of information available on the internet claiming to teach one how to pass a test when they know they are lying. I read that information too. The truth of the matter is that unless an individual has long term practice and access to a polygraph instrument with someone to run bio-feedback measurements, they are not going to successfully 'beat' the test. If I were given a polygraph test today and tried to 'beat' the test, I also would be unsuccesful even though I know exactly how the test and the techniques work.
With that said, I do employ the latest techniques and equipment to recognize and eliminate countermeasure attempts and I do so quite successfully.
How much will the test cost and how many questions can I ask?
Of course, that was actually two questions, but I've come to realize many people don't separate the two. This is in large part due to the influence of polygraph seen on television. Without going into a full explanation of why, the majority of polygraph tests you see done on television shows are not real polygrapht tests and there is no possibility of their results being accurate. So when you see a person answering 20 or more questions for a television show, you must realize that you can't trust the results. Those tests are for entertainment and drama, not for verifying truth.
A real polygraph test is about a single issue, not about answers to individual questions. If the issue is whether or not your mate is cheating on you, the questions asked are ones that help you get a definitive answer to the issue of whether they cheated on you. That is why if a person shows a deceptive response to even one of the questions on the exam, they fail the entire test. Why? Because they are lying about the issue by lying to even that one question.
I could easily take your money and give you a test like you see on many television shows, where the test lasts about 30 minutes and you ask as many questions as you want. The problem is you could get the same results from writing the questions down, asking your mate each question and guessing whether or not they are telling the truth. What is the point of asking a multitude of questions if you can't trust that the results are accurate?
I utilize techniques and ask questions in ways that have been validated by years of research so that the results of the test can be trusted.
So to finally answer the questions, a single issue polygraph test ranges from $250 to $800 (see our polygraph pricing page), usually takes 1 1/2 to 3 hours to complete and the number of questions is irrelevant (average test is $500). What is relevant is that you get a solid answer to the issue that you can trust. That is what I provide.
Can I be there to watch and listen while you give the polygraph test?
I'll answer this question with a question. If it was you taking the polygraph, is there any chance what you said or did in a polygraph test would be influenced by your accuser sitting in the room watching and listening to every thing you said and did? More than likely. Think about the awkward feelings you already have around one another in your everyday lives because of the situation.
The answer is no simply because it adds a possible source of outside influence on the test and the goal of any test is to eliminate as many sources of distraction as possible. Also, many people choose to finally 'unload' the truth during a polygraph test because people hiding the truth desire, on a deeper level, to have that burden lifted. Your being present may actually sabotage getting the ground level truth you desire.
If you wish, you can read our complete list of frequently asked questions.
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