Accession Number : ADA325487

Title :   Test of a Mock Theft Scenario for Use in the Psychophysiological Detection of Deception: II,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLYGRAPH INST FORT MCCLELLAN AL

Personal Author(s) : Ingram, Eben M.

PDF Url : ADA325487

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Zone Comparison Test, a psychophysiological detection of deception test, was administered to 30 subjects recruited by a temporary employment agency from the local area. The subjects were programmed to be either deceptive or nondeceptive using the mock theft of a valuable coin. This pilot study was designed to determine the effectiveness of the coin theft as a mock crime scenario for laboratory research with the Zone Comparison Test when both pretest and instructions were videotaped, and the test questions were presented using digitized voice. A number of subjects failed to respond appropriately to the test questions during both the pretest and intest. Therefore, the examination was considered to be incomplete and the data were not evaluated further. As a result of the inappropriate responding by a majority of the subjects to many of the test questions, this scenario cannot be considered effective as a mock crime laboratory procedure.

Descriptors :   *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *THEFT, *LIE DETECTORS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL SAMPLES, PILOT STUDIES, ATTENTION, AWARENESS, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, BURGLARY, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE