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polygraph

an instrument for the simultaneous electrical or mechanical recording of several involuntary physiological activities, including blood pressure, skin resistivity, pulse rate, respiration, and sweating, used esp as a would-be lie detector

Polygraph

 

a multichanneled oscillograph for simultaneously recording readings of several physiological functions, such as respiration, blood pressure, brain and muscle bioelectricity, and motor reactions. The most common type is the general-purpose polygraph, a multichanneled oscillograph that records with ink various bioelectric and nonelectric processes by means of appropriate biological sensors and adapters. The polygraph is used in physiological experiments to investigate interacting and interdependent bodily functions; it is also used in clinical diagnosis.

polygraph

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Just as your client is not required to sit for a deposition, the client should also not be required to indulge opposing counsel with their presence at a polygraph examination.
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As a result, two examiners may reach different conclusions regarding a subject's truthfulness after observing the same polygraph examination.
Travis, the court found that, although the defendant's agreement to a condition of probation requiring him to submit to a polygraph examination did not establish the admissibility of the results, it could still be used as grounds for the revocation of parole because he was uncooperative and resisted supervision.
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2) The defendant challenged the rule on Sixth Amendment and due process grounds when the trial court refused to admit proof of an exculpatory polygraph examination administered by a government examiner at the government's request.
If the court finds that the issue turns on credibility, the court should inquire whether either party is willing to supplement the record with a polygraph examination of the party's witness or witnesses.