What is a polygraph?
Polygraph testing – often called the ‘lie detector test’ - is one of many tools used to determine if someone is telling the truth. Using dedicated equipment and a series of yes/no questions, it measures the body’s response to questioning.
It looks out for things such as elevated heart rate, pulse changes, breathing rates and skin conductivity, which can all be indicators of someone lying. Whilst it is not 100% accurate, and cannot be used as evidence in court, it can give a good indication on whether or not an individual is being completely honest with you.
It is also a useful tool for some industries when it comes to the hiring process. Many business which handle highly sensitive or high-security information (e.g. banking, government services) include polygraph testing as part of the employment journey.
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