Book review: Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice

Stanley Slowik, Frank Horvath
2016 European Polygraph  
It has been said that when reviewers praise poor work, the mistake will eventually surface but when reviewers pan good work, the error may never be discovered. Th is assumes that reviewers have a signifi cant infl uence over what is read, an unlikely assumption when it comes to technical writings. Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice, unequivocally, is a work all examiners can read with the expectation of learning something new. It is also a handy reference for numerous, basic polygraph issues.
more » ... e opening chapter, a history of "lie detection," is a useful overview of much that has been written before with a number of interesting additions. Th is is followed by a chapter by Joel Reicherter on Anatomy and Physiology. Th is chapter is thorough and does not require any special educational prerequisites to easily understand. Chapters 3, 4 and 5, dealing with test question construction, data collection and analysis of polygraph data, respectively, are straightforward presentations of material
doi:10.1515/ep-2016-0005 fatcat:p5jpdlkzu5evnmskr4dvpcavve