Chicago Police Polygraph Use Down Due to False Confessions

Officials at the Chicago Police Department seem to have reached the same conclusion about polygraph results that I reached after conducting four years of exhaustive research into the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies, including the polygraph.

False Confessions ChicagoCPD has, according to a Chicago Tribune report Thursday, drastically scaled back on giving so-called lie-detector tests in the course of criminal investigations.  The decision came after decades of relying on controversial polygraph examinations to help solve crimes.

In my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I share many important findings, including:

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13• Details of the win-at-all-cost strategy employed by polygraph loyalists to discredit all challengers to their technology’s status as the U.S. Government’s credibility assessment tool of choice;

The lengths to which high-ranking polygraph loyalists inside the Departments of Defense and Justice have shown they are willing to go to maintain their foothold in the credibility assessment arena when challenged by backers of a newer credibility assessment tool proven more reliable and more effective than polygraph;

Conflicts of interest and ethical lapses on the part of senior government officials and expose revealing communications between individuals on both ends of lucrative government research grants that yielded pro-polygraph results;

Descriptions of how law enforcement officers across the United States use non-polygraph technology successfully as an investigative tool during both routine and high-profile criminal investigations; and

Firsthand accounts obtained during exclusive interviews with Americans who used non-polygraph technology to interrogate enemy combatants, detainees, and criminal suspects in places like Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Mexico and Iraq.

Of course, I share more findings inside THE CLAPPER MEMO, but you’ll have to ORDER A COPY to find out what earned this book ENDORSEMENTS from several high-profile Americans.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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