THE WEEK: The false promise of the lie detector

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Release date: 5/10/2019

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The polygraph remained popular, though — not because it was effective, but because people thought it was. "The people who developed the polygraph machine knew that the real power of it was in convincing people that it works," said Dr. Andy Balmer, a sociologist at the University of Manchester who wrote a book called Lie Detection and the Law.

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TitleThe false promise of the lie detector
Media name/outletThe Week
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/10/19
DescriptionThe polygraph remained popular, though — not because it was effective, but because people thought it was. "The people who developed the polygraph machine knew that the real power of it was in convincing people that it works," said Dr. Andy Balmer, a sociologist at the University of Manchester who wrote a book called Lie Detection and the Law.
URLhttps://theweek.com/articles/869483/false-promise-lie-detector
PersonsAndy Balmer