The purpose of an INDIVIDUAL TEST/WRITTEN REPORT
is to determine if the person being tested is telling the truth about a specific incident
or a set of incidents.
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 involved.
- 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
can also be made.) In all a test should take less than two hours.
Shortly thereafter (usually two working days) we will send out a written report to
both the party taking the test and any others authorized to receive the results.
HINT: The INDIVIDUAL TEST/WRITTEN
REPORT works best when a party not present at the time of the test needs to be informed
about the outcome of a test.