The Polygraph: An Analysis of its Place in the Realm of Employment, the Courts, and Society
Silverman, Jeffrey S.
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The void of current research should be more a reason to investigate the polygraph than one to avoid it. This attitude to accept current status as gospel has proven very dangerous in our history and has only perpetuated some of the greatest atrocities of our day. Not to say that the polygraph is a social-ill, but only that when society sits back and follows the status quo in order to avoid conflict do we find the stagnation of thought and open debate. John Stuart Mill wrote in his classic treatise On Liberty, "However unwilling a person who has a strong opinion may admit the possibility that his opinion may be false, he ought to be moved by the consideration that however true it may be, if it is not fully, frequently, and fearlessly discussed, it will be held as a dead dogma, not a living truth." It is with these words in mind that I enter into these writings.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.