posted 06-06-2002 09:03 AM
Dear lietestec: Thank you for responding to my thread. It is deeply appreciated.
I felt the examiner to be an honest man.
From what I have read, however, the best time to take this test is in the mornings??.
This examiner spent hours learning the story and than having to formulate the questions and answering phone calls in-between from other people wanting to send employees etc.
During the actual test the first day he didn't take phone calls..it was in the backroom. He couldn't get any actual results due to the fidgeted movements.
That is why he agreed that for an additional 200.00 (first time paid 400.00) he (my spouse) could return. He explained he had to charge the 200.00 because he spent an unusual large amount of time already. I agreed to that; because he did spend hours.
The 2nd visit I did not attend. He called me up on the phone; as we agreed; so he could give me the results.
He did say the first two test were easy to perform; but the last of the series the movements began. My spouse has trouble with movements all the time.(which has always been irritating to me).
He did state on the phone; that these types of results would not hold up in a court to prove him innocent. He seemed very interested in this case (perhaps because he has no past experience in this type of case??)that is only my feelings.
I think I am going to have to find someone and this time ask if they specifically have these types of experience or not. (I do know he had someone waiting for an employee type test; and the phone calls he received were from employers wanting to test employees). I did not think out of ignorance to ask if he ever did these types of specific criminal questions.
He went over each question he asked; no surprise questions; but what was prepared 10 days earlier. He explained the findings of each of them specifically.
He said the scores that were 8 were leaning towards telling the truth; but wouldn't hold up in court (but this was just a personal thing; and permission paper was signed that way)...as being truthful and no longer a suspect.
He felt with all the informations we gave him and my spouse behavior of movements that I should save my money and not have him tested again.
I really thought he was a educated mature person and wouldn't never have him investigated for going into details of each questions and how it was scored.
I believe (but not sure) that you are trying to tell me he should have just told me the results were inconclusive; and not get into details for each questions???--like saying 8 leaning towards truthfulness.
I think he just felt my emotional pain and confusion and wanted to try to help me as best as possible. (but that is just my personal opinion).
I think I will look for another examiner and first ask all the questions you have told me to ask them; and also find out their past experience in this type of questions.
From the past week of searching websites I feel polographs are an accurate way of finding out the truth.
I must get personal and tell you that we have a beautiful Kindergarten boy who wants his father to return home; and not just visit 3 times a week. But at 41 years old I am too old to want to make any mistakes or live with anyone that could have committed a crime of this nature 8 to 6 years ago.
From my name you can see I live in one of the boroughs New York City. If you can e-mail to recommend a polygraph in my area it would be deeply appreciated.
My spouse told me yesterday; after I performed this layperson research that he would not take another one. He felt humiliated and embarrassed. I am hoping that after his case in July is over; he would do this for his own sake if he wants to return home.(but I have to leave it up to him).
BTW we had a very good marriage for 9 years; just the normal bumps and readjustments etc.
The only thing I knew about polygraphs was from an occassional t.v. show. I have never really had any opinions or thoughts on them. I thought of this only from t.v. shows...and didn't know how complicated they were. I thought I would get guilty or not guilty; and did not know about movements interfering with machines; and inconclusive or numbers etc.
I must admit some of the terms you use and type of tests I have no inkling of what you mean.
Once again I thank you wholeheartedly for the time you took to post to my threads.
[This message has been edited by NYCLady (edited 06-06-2002).]