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Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
New Jersey Appellate Court Modifies Use of Polygraphs for Paroled Sex Offenders by On January 21, 2016, a New Jersey appellate court upheld the State Parole Board’s requirement that sex offenders take polygraph examinations but modified how the results could be used, prohibiting evidentiary use that could result in the ...
Article • August 22, 2016
Fifth Amendment Right Waived, If Not Invoked During Polygraph Test by Pennsylvania parolee David S. Knoble served his sentence for endangering the welfare of a child, conspiring with his wife for her to engage in sexual intercourse with his 14-year old son and then placed on four-year probation. He was ...
Tenth Circuit Finds Compelled, Incriminating Sex Offender Polygraphs Unconstitutional by Christopher Zoukis In May 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that sex offenders released from custody cannot be compelled to answer potentially incriminating polygraph questions as a condition of their supervised release. The ruling came ...
Publication • February 10, 2016
Master Agreement for Pre-employment Polygraph Examination Services Los Angeles County Police, LAPD, 2009 LOS ANGELES COUNTY POLICE KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION 500 WEST TEMPLE STREET, ROOM 375 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012 (213) 974-1120 FAX (213) 620-7141 "Dedicated to the Community We Serve " MARGARET A. YORK CHIEF OF POLICE ...
Publication • February 10, 2016
Advisory Commission Report on Polygraph Examiners, TX Sunset, 2008 SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION STAFF REPORT Department of Public Safety Private Security Board Polygraph Examiners Board May 2008 Sunset Advisory Commission Representative Carl Isett, Chair Senator Glenn Hegar, Jr., Vice Chair Representative Dan Flynn Senator Kim Brimer Representative Linda Harper-Brown Senator Robert ...
Article • May 6, 2015 • from PLN May, 2015
Accuracy of Widely-Used Polygraph Machine Under Fire by Derek Gilna In the hands of a skilled operator, such as the late John Reid of John E. Reid and Associates, one of the early pioneers in the lie detection field, the polygraph can be a useful tool. Reid, along with noted ...
Article • September 12, 2014 • from PLN September, 2014
Texas: Unconstitutional to Revoke Probation Due to Refusal to Self-Incriminate During Polygraph or Therapy by Matthew Clarke Texas: Unconstitutional to Revoke Probation Due to Refusal to Self-Incriminate During Polygraph or Therapy by Matt Clarke On May 8, 2013, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that a probationer’s term of ...
Article • August 15, 2013
Texas Lie Detectors Go Without Effective Regulation by Texas polygraph examiners are not subject to effective regulation, according to a recent report by the Sunset Advisory Commission, which reports to the Texas Legislature. Passing a lie-detector test can be crucial to getting or keeping a job. Key to ensuring the ...
Tennessee Discontinues Polygraph Tests as Sex Offender Supervision Tool by Legal concerns have led the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) to order probation officers to discontinue the use of polygraphs, better known as lie detector tests, in their supervision of sex offenders. Polygraphs are to be used for ...
Article • November 15, 2011 • from PLN November, 2011
Iowa Supreme Court Rules That Sex Offender Treatment Program Requires Due Process Protections by The Iowa Supreme Court held in two companion cases that the Iowa Department of Corrections’ (IDOC) Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) deprived prisoners of due process of law. Before 2001, Iowa prisoners “were eligible for a ...
Virginia Supreme Court Says Plethysmograph Evidence Inadmissible by The Virginia Supreme Court has held that plethysmograph evidence is inadmissible in all judicial proceedings without foundation as to reliability. Matthew Edwards Billips committed several sex offenses involving young children when he was 18 years old. He was convicted of those offenses ...
Washington State: Polygraphs Not Required for Relief from Sex Offender Registration by As juveniles, Jeffrey Hooper and Terry Felice were found guilty of sex crimes that required them to register as sex offenders. In 2008, as adults, they each filed petitions asking the Spokane County Superior Court to relieve them ...
Texas Parolee Challenges His Designation as Sex Offender by On September 3, 2002, Texas parolee Miller Branch, Jr., filed an amended civil rights complaint in federal district court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 challenging his designation as a "sex offender" by parole officials and the requirement that he register ...
Use of Questionable “Lie Detectors" by Law Enforcement Expands Nationwide by Matthew Clarke Use of Questionable “Lie Detectors” by Law Enforcement Expands Nationwide by Matt Clarke In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, law enforcement and other government agencies implemented new practices to obtain information from suspects ...
Illinois Federal Jury Awards Record $15.5 Million in False Arrest Case by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On December 20, 2007, an Illinois federal jury awarded a record amount in a civil rights case for false arrest – $15.5 million. The damage award was against the sheriff of Will County, ...
Article • October 15, 2008 • from PLN October, 2008
$45,000 Awarded to Probationer Subject to Overzealous Probation Officer by $45,000 Awarded to Probationer Subject to Overzealous Probation Officer An arbitrator awarded Washington State probationer Mark S. Rice $44,515 in a claim alleging negligence, emotional distress, and aggravation of a preexisting elbow injury. Washington Department of Corrections Community Corrections Officer ...
Texas Attorney General Determines Documents' Exemption After Use of Force Against Prisoner by The Office of the Attorney General (AG) for the State of Texas opined the legal parameters regarding the release of investigative records and polygraph procedures used for testing employees of the Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This ...
Harsh Federal Parole Conditions for Federal Sex Offender Upheld by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a federal district court order requiring a released sex offender to undergo polygraph exams, to avoid contact with minors, and to abstain from using the Internet while on parole. ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Polygraph Results Admissible In Disciplinary Hearings But Additional Evidence Required by Polygraph Results Admissible In Disciplinary Hearings But Additional Evidence Required The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that while polygraph evidence could be used in prison disciplinary hearings, polygraph evidence alone was insufficient to find a ...
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