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4 April 2013

Is learning to beat the polygraph a crime?

George W. Maschke,, sends:

A document published today by the Center for Investigative Reporting includes details of a criminal investigation into ten applicants for employment with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) who allegedly received "sophisticated polygraph Countermeasure training." CBP refused to respond to any of's questions, including whether CBP considers it a crime to provide or receive instruction in polygraph countermeasures: has been providing information about polygraph countermeasures to the public for over a decade, most notably in our free book, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector:

It would be nice to know if CBP or any other federal agency construes providing or receiving such information as a crime.


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