Accession Number : ADA300085

Title :   Effect of the Location of the Numbers Test on Examiner Decision Rates in Criminal Psychophysiological Detection of Deception Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 90-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLYGRAPH INST FORT MCCLELLAN AL

Personal Author(s) : Widup, Richard ; Barland, Gordon H.

PDF Url : ADA300085

Report Date : MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) conducted 251 psychophysiological detection of deception (PDD) examinations on suspects of criminal offenses in which a numbers (stim) test was conducted between the first and second tests of the main test, as is their standard procedure. Another 231 examination were conducted in which the numbers test was conducted prior to the first test of the main test series. Study results suggest the location of the numbers test had no effect on the inconclusive rate or the number of deception indicated (DI) and no deception indicated (NDI) decisions.

Descriptors :   *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DETECTION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ARMY OPERATIONS, NUMBERS, DECEPTION, LITIGATION, CRIMINOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE