The purpose of an INDIVIDUAL TEST/ORAL REPORT
is to determine if the person being tested is telling the truth about a specific incident.
HOW IT WORKS
- PRE TEST INTERVIEW--In this step we interview the person or persons who
question the truthfulness of the subject to be tested. We determine their concerns
and then make a list of questions (usually five or six) to be asked during the test.
Once the list of questions has been prepared (with all questions requiring either a
yes or no answer) we review the list with the subject.
- TEST--We then begin the actual polygraph test. During this test
only the subject being tested may be in the room with the examiner. At the
conclusion of the test we immediately give the results to the subject. If he has
been truthful, we also give the results orally to the other people
- CONCLUSION--If we have been unable to clear the subject we then tell
them which of their answers demonstrate unresolved responses. We will then discuss
with them any reasons why they think they are having problems with the question.
Once those issues have been addressed we then run a second test to clear up these
remaining unresolved responses.
- REPORTING--Once we are successful we then orally report the results to
the other parties involved. If we are unsuccessful in resolving all responses we
then report that we are unable to clear the subject. (A report by phone is also
considered an oral report.) In all a test should take less than two hours.
HINT: The INDIVIDUAL TEST/ORAL
REPORT works best when determining a simple issue, determining it quickly and keeping cost
to a minimum.