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The government's case for lie detectors has a glaring inconsistency | Eric Allison

PUBLISHED July 23, 2012

The news that the government intends to carry out compulsory polygraph (lie detector) tests on sex offenders leaving prison carries more than a whiff of hypocrisy about it. If the offenders fail the test and the machine indicates they are lying (for example when asked questions relating to their lifestyle and sexual behaviour) they will be returned to prison.

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