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04-06-09, 08:12 AM #1
Sex offenders on probation in Britain will have to take lie detector tests
Sex offenders in Britain will be forced to take lie detector tests as a condition of probation on release from prison, the Justice Ministry said on Sunday. Skip related content
Justice Minister David Hanson said 350-450 offenders are expected to be tested over the next three years and those who refuse could be returned to prison.
"The tests will help us determine whether the polygraph can be a useful additional tool in the management of sex offenders, in order to protect the public," Hanson said in a statement.
Professor Don Grubin, who will carry out the tests, said they were part of a package of measures aimed at stopping reoffending.
"Disclosures made during polygraph examinations, as well as conclusions drawn from passed or failed examinations, allow probation officers and the police to intervene to reduce risk," he said.
"Just as important, it is also aimed at enhancing the cooperation of offenders with supervision, helping them to focus on, and avoid, the sorts of behaviours that make re-offending more likely."
The ministry said each polygraph session will take between 90 minutes and two hours and will follow an interview during which the subject will be told the questions they will be asked so they can make any relevant disclosures beforehand.
After the polygraph session, the subject will be told the results of the test and asked to account for any failures.
(Reporting by Frank Prenesti; editing by Tim Pearce)
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04-06-09, 08:33 AM #2
Lie Detectors can be compromised, the solution would be to cut the Johnsons off sex offenders who prey children and who violently rape and sodomized victims. Castration and Medications to stop their sick urge to violate someone else is the solution! May work as a deterent to borderline sickos too!
04-06-09, 10:48 PM #3
PCSOT is the abbreviation for Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing. Private examiners are contracted for these exams. In WA the offender must pay for the polygraph exam.
Sex offenders lie, it's their nature, it's their life. They are not impaired by a normal conscience. They could care less about their victims or what others think. They re-define their actions worse than a bunch of socialists on CNN. They fear being caught in a lie that will send their sorry asses back to prison.
I agree with 2 Blue 4 U on proactive measures.Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous
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04-07-09, 12:03 PM #4
They are a great investigative tool, but to rely on them either way is foolish. It's just a feel good measure for clueless administrators and aren't worth much in deterring behavior.When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)
"A burning desire for social justice is never a substitute for knowing what you're talking about". -Thomas Sowell-
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