THE WEEK: The false promise of the lie detector

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The polygraph remained popular, though — not because it was effective, but because people thought it was. "The people who developed the polygraph machine knew that the real power of it was in convincing people that it works," said Dr. Andy Balmer, a sociologist at the University of Manchester who wrote a book called Lie Detection and the Law.

Period5 Oct 2019

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  • TitleThe false promise of the lie detector
    Media name/outletThe Week
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/10/19
    DescriptionThe polygraph remained popular, though — not because it was effective, but because people thought it was. "The people who developed the polygraph machine knew that the real power of it was in convincing people that it works," said Dr. Andy Balmer, a sociologist at the University of Manchester who wrote a book called Lie Detection and the Law.
    URLhttps://theweek.com/articles/869483/false-promise-lie-detector
    PersonsAndy Balmer

Keywords

  • lie detectors
  • sociology