Antagonistic polygraph examination

Ryszard Jaworski
ISBN: 978-83-229-2957-5
Liczba stron: 64
Format: A4, oprawa broszurowa
Rok wydania: 2008
Nakład wyczerpany

This new book by Ryszard Jaworski provides an interesting and important overview of cases in which polygraph examination has played a crucial investigative and evidentiary role. The author selected 12 cases from the period 1991-2004, almost exclusively homicides. In each of the cases there were two suspects, and consequently two polygraph examinations. In such situations, in the words of the author, “hypotheses of perpetration may be assumed in relation to both subjects. Thus, in relation to one of them the hypothesis will be wrong, i.e. the person will be innocent. Will they display differences in physiological parameters?” (p. 8). The author calls examinations conducted under such circumstances “antagonistic examinations”. The assumption of such circumstances, and the question cited above, define the boundaries of the book.

 

Jerzy Konieczny, fragment recenzji

  • Introduction

Chapter 1. Basic information on polygraph examination

  • Examination techniques
    • Control question technique
    • “Guilty knowledge test” technique
  • Polygraph and the recording technique

Chapter 2. An attempt to poison the husband or discredit the wife?

  • The case
  • Polygraph examination of the man
  • Polygraph examination of the woman
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 3. Whose hand stuck the knife into the human body?

  • Established facts and suspects’ statements
  • Examination of the fi rst suspect
  • Examination of the other suspect (the owner of the knife)
  • The prosecutor’s and the court’s evaluation of the expert opinion

Chapter 4. Aggression of a startled drunkard

  • Facts of the case and suspects’ statements
  • Polygraph examination of the fi rst suspect
  • Polygraph examination of the other suspect
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 5. A lawyer as the accomplice of gangsters, or a victim of their revenge?

  • Facts of the case
  • Polygraph examination of the lawyer
  • Polygraph examination of the “witness”
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 6. Exposure of an alleged witness as a murderer of a child

  • Established facts and versions of the event
  • Polygraph examination of the suspect – the girl’s father
  • Polygraph examination of the witness – the actual murderer
  • The sentence

Chapter 7. Murder of an infant by the parents

  • The facts and the statements of the suspects
  • Prosecutor’s hypothesis
  • The father’s version and results of polygraph examination
  • The statement of the child’s mother and results of her polygraph examination
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 8. Murder of an alcoholic

  • Facts of the case and statements of the suspects
  • Polygraph examination of the first suspect
  • Polygraph examination of the other suspect
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 9. Was the husband stabbed to death or did he suffocate in the smoke?

  • Facts of the case and prosecutor’s hypothesis
  • Examination, analysis of the results and observations
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 10. Can a recidivist tell the truth?

  • Established facts and existing doubts
  • Tests and results of polygraph examination
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 11. Co-organiser or a witness of a murder?

  • Facts of the case
  • Issues requiring explanation
  • Tests and analysis of charts
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 12. Self-accusation in defence of a wife who killed the husband

  •  Facts of the case
  • Prosecutor’s thesis
  • Tests and analysis of results
  • Conclusion of the case

Chapter 13. A sadistic murderer’s attempt to put the blame on an innocent person

  • Facts of the case
  • Polygraph examination of the suspect
  • Polygraph examination of the possible co-perpetrator
  • Conclusion of the case

Conclusions
Literature

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