Lie Detector Test Belfast
How Does It Work
10 Things to consider before taking a Lie Detector Test in Northern Ireland with Lie Detectors UK who were awarded The Best Polygraph Testing Company in the UK and are owned by the Director of the UK Polygraph Association.
1. What really does a Lie Detector Test in Belfast do?
A Polygraph or a Lie Detector Test detects lies by looking for signs of physiological changes in Belfast. The Polygraph is the instrument used by the trained and experienced Polygraph in Belfast. The Polygraph is used to record and quantify reactions that are physiological to a series of formulated questions using a validated technique. UK based company, Lie Detectors UK are an award winning and approved Lie Detection company who only use qualified APA and UKPA Examiners in UK.
2. How does the Polygraph Work?
The physiological changes the Polygraph monitors on someone being tested are, blood pressure, sweat gland activity, blood flow, upper body movement. Usually the Polygraph Examiner will compare different reactions to formulated questions throughout multiple tests with responses from truthful and deceptive questions to analyse the charts to ascertain whether the subject was deceptive or truthful. The test results supplied at the end of the examination to the client in report format will include a result from the qualified examiner from Lie Detectors UK running a Lie Detector Test in Northern Ireland.
3. How Accurate is a Lie Detector Test in Belfast?
There have been many scientific studies that show if a qualified APA examiner using the latest equipment and techniques as all Lie Detectors UK examiners do then a single issue test using the Utah technique will achieve accuracy between 92% and 95%. There have been a few limited studies potentially showing a higher accuracy levels as some companies may quote.
4. How much does a Lie Detector Test cost in Belfast?
The cost of a Lie Detector Test with Lie Detectors UK will vary between £399 and £499, the lower price being charged at our own head office and the higher if we come to a home location or hire an office close to you. All prices are fixed and inclusive. We take a deposit on booking and the remainder on the day of the test. If more than one test is required then we do discount subsequent tests significantly, get in touch today for a quote.
5. What Questions do we use and why?
We prefer to initially discuss your case on the phone to make sure that a Polygraph Test is a suitable for your situation. The most accurate technique we run is a single issue test that comprises of three questions that are very similar on a single issue, this allows us to achieve maximum accuracy on a Polygraph Test. We stick to question’s based on fact, we don’t test on emotion or on intent. The Examiners of Lie Detectors UK in Ireland also have to consider the excuses someone my give if they fail a Polygraph Test in Belfast.
6. Questioning Techniques Used In Lie Detector Tests
A subject will be asked three different types of questions during the Lie Detector Test in Belfast by the Examiner. Lie Detectors UK use guidelines set for accuracy to create directed lie comparison, irrelevant and relevant questions that are suitable for each case. The Lie Detector Examiner will work with you to develop the most suitable relevant questions for the case and will ensure all parties are happy with them prior to running any tests.
7. Pre-test Interview
Prior to the Lie Detector Test starting a pre-test interview will commence that can last up to an hour. Here the Examiner will fully discuss the case with the clients and explain more about the complete process and answer any questions from the clients. A very basic Polygraph Test will be run which shows the subject what it’s like to take a Polygraph Test. This also allows the Examiner to make minor changes if required in order to get better chart readings on the real tests. Then a full review of all questions will take place to ensure the subject fully understands each question and how to answer.
8. Data Collection and Chart Scoring in Belfast
A minimum of three charts are run on each subject where the questions are repeated but in a slightly different order. An average of the charts is taken to achieve a result, the Lie Detector Examiner in Essex will run full analysis on the data taken before giving a result which can be No Deception Indicated (Pass) or Deception Indicated (Fail) or an Inconclusive result which is very rare if the correct techniques are applied. The Lie Detector Test Results will be communicated both verbally and in a full three-page report that will be posted to your Essex home on request. At our head office we print the report so you can take a copy home.
9. What is the Minimum Age Limit For Anyone Taking A Polygraph Test In Essex and Can I Take a Lie Detector Test whilst Pregnant?
The minimum age we can test is 14, however if we are to test someone under the age of 18 we require full parental consent and would look to ensure the minor is mature for their years. We can test a lady who is pregnant, we just need to ensure the pregnancy is normal with no complications.
10. History and the Future of the Polygraph
A Scottish Surgeon called James McKenzie invented the Lie Detector test in 1906, he was a heart surgeon. The ability to store and measure the variations with increased heart beat and sweating was at the core of the instrument we now know as the Polygraph or Lie Detector. Many years later in 1921, John Larson, an American Police Officer developed a better and more accurate version of Polygraph instrument for forensic use. Then in 1925 Leonarde Keeler improved John Larson’s equipment by replacing the smoke paper with ink pens to make it more efficient.
Accurate Results From a Lie Detector Test in Belfast
Accuracy of a Lie Detector Test
Polygraph tests are proven to be as accurate as 95% when the right equipment, examiner and questions are used. When Lie Detectors UK run a Lie Detector Test we would only use a single issue method to achieve the greatest accuracy available. Accuracy can be diminished by the wrong questions, an examiner who isn’t qualified, use of old equipment and an environment that isn’t suitable to test in.
Can My Nerves Make Me Guilty When I Am Not?
Absolutely not, this is a very common question that we are asked almost daily. A subject will be nervous from the start to the end of the test, we are looking at reactions to questions rather than someone’s nerves or anxiety. And quite frankly if nerves had an impact everyone would fail where we are seeing pass rates of around 80%. The Polygraph Examiner will work with you to make this situation as easy and as comfortable as possible.
Control Question Test
Lie Detector’s UK Examiners in Belfast use the Control Question Test as a physiological baseline. Control questions are asked to make correlations with relevant questions in order to ascertain if a subject is lying. A good Examiner will stick to the Directed Lie Approach when choosing the suitable questions for the test. All questions will be fully discussed with the examinee prior to taking a Belfast Polygraph Test.
Lie Detector Alternatives
What Is Eye-tracking?
There is a screening tool that uses pupil dilation however it’s not as accurate as a Polygraph Test at 85% accuracy and requires the subject to have a good reading skills. Eye tracking for Lie Detection looks at small movements in the eye within the pupil to ascertain if the subject is being truthful to a series of questions.
Voice Stress Analysis
Functional magnetic resonance imaging machine shows the use of oxygen by the brain and highlights the parts of the brain using oxygen to determine whether a subject is telling a lie. Again results have shown this not to be very reliable.
Micro expressions or involuntary facial expressions are observed by a high speed camera. Micro expressions can be used to identify truthful or non-truthful behaviour. However again not reliable in the many case studies.
Truth drugs including Ethanol, Sodium Thiopental and Cannabis amongst various others have historically been used to obtain information from subjects without their consent. Whilst lots of drugs have been tested there is no one substance that works on all.
Choosing A Reputable Lie Detection Company
How Can You Choose the Best Possible Service in Belfast, What Should You Look for?
What key points should you look for when hiring a company to perform a Lie Detector Test in Northern Ireland for you?
The number one should be is the examiner qualified, are they an existing member of the American Polygraph Association and can they be found here on the membership list and a member of the UK Polygraph Association
All examiners employed by Lie Detectors UK are Advanced APA Examiners, fully up to date with their training and using the latest equipment and techniques. All of our processes are fully transparent and we focus on clients providing a professional service. We offer tests in our head office, your home address or at an office close to you that we hire for the meeting and test. Call us today on 0207 859 4960 and discuss your case with an Examiner to see if we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
UK Courts do not currently take a Private Polygraph Examiners report into consideration despite the UK Government having over 40 Polygraph Examiners who test sex offenders on probation and terror suspects. We primarily work for private and business customers in and around the UK and abroad. The majority of our work at Lie Detectors UK is relationship based however we also deal with allegations, theft and many other types of cases including Pre-Employment cases.
A Polygraph also known as the Lie Detector machine records physiological autonomic responses of a subject to questions. Physiological indices include blood pressure and blood flow, pulse, respiration and skin conductivity and movement.
Absolutely no pain will be felt during a Polygraph Test. Some minor discomfort maybe felt from the blood pressure cuff during an examination however each test will only last three to four minutes.
This will often depend on the circumstances surrounding the case and the actual examinee however the whole procedure is usually around two hours long and no shorter than ninety minutes. Its divided into three stages, the pre-test, the examination and the post test phase.
The results will be given to you verbally after the completion of the test if the Examiner in Essex does not need a second opinion, this will give you chance to fully discuss your test with the Lie Detectors UK Examiner in Essex. A full report will then be provided, either by email or a printed copy of both if requested, if we are unable to print a copy depending on the location we will send a copy through the post to you at no extra cost.
In Dartford, the UK Lie Detector Test booking process is simple, quick and confidential. Prior to a booking where possible we like to speak with you to ensure your case is suitable for a Polygraph Test. You will be asked to make a non – refundable fee of £150, and you will get the confirmation of your appointment along with the full address and the examiner’s details should you need to make contact prior to the test. You can also book directly on our website here.
It’s not actually about the amount of questions but more about the issue, we prefer single issue/problem tests to achieve maximum accuracy on a Polygraph Test. Reducing the amount of questions in order to reduce the cost isn’t possible I’m afraid. A multi issue Lie Detector Test where multiple issues are tackled lowers the accuracy levels drastically so here at Lie Detectors UK we prefer not to run this type of test, and if we do the client will always be informed it’s not as accurate as a single issue test.
When you book a Lie Detector Test we take a deposit of £150 that’s non-refundable. The examinee once paying a deposit is more committed to taking a Lie Detector Test. We then book the time out for you and make the arrangements. The remainder is payable on the day; we have a card machine.
Our pricing is always fixed and transparent, at our head office we charge £399 all inclusive and anywhere else we charge £499 all inc. If an extra test is required, then its discounted. Over 70% of our work is relationship testing, often partner’s wishing to prove their innocence. The remaining 30% is made up of allegations and theft and pre-employment testing.
Essex Lie Detector Test Near Me
Book your Lie Detector Test today and arrange for your free consultation with our examiners. Our Lie Detector Tests can be carried out at your home address or at an office location to suit you. Areas like Braintree, Brentwood, Brightlingsea, Basildon, Burnham-on-Crouch, Billericay and several others around Essex are well served by UK Lie Detector Test in Essex. You can hire our award winning APA /UKPA Advanced Examiners services of Lie Detectors UK in Essex via phone at 0207 859 4960 or via email at info@liedetectors–uk.com or see our contact us page by clicking here.