Friday, 20 July 2012

Why Just This Offence?

Friday 20 July 2012

Sex offenders face mandatory lie detector tests

"Mandatory lie detector tests found to make sex offenders more honest and cut reoffending on release from prison

The lie detector tests would apply to the 750 most serious sex offenders currently out on licence. Photograph: Seth Joel/Getty Images

Rapists and other serious sex offenders may be forced to take lie detector tests when they leave prison, to reduce the chance of them of re-offending.

The No 10 source said: "It's vital that we protect the public from serious sex offenders. That's why the conditions after they leave prison need to be both strict and rigorously enforced.

"The pilot schemes using lie detectors to manage offenders in the community have been a success. So now we're looking at how it could be rolled out to provide probation officers with more information to manage the most serious offenders." Hertfordshire police said that last November the force tested "low level" sex offenders, and many presented a higher risk to children than previous estimates. Of 15 offenders tested, eight failed and six passed. One was caught trying to cheat by breathing erratically and talking slowly.

Downing Street is confident that extending the lie detector tests across England and Wales will not leave the government vulnerable to a challenge at the European court of human rights. When an offender took a case to Strasbourg under article 8 of the human rights convention the lie detector was deemed a proportionate way of preventing crime."

Posted on July 20, 2012

Polygraphing Sex Offenders is A Recipe for Disaster!

"Which leaves us with much to worry about any intelligent and predatory sex offender is going to easily fool a polygraph with disastrous consequences."

20 July 2012 Last updated at 01:00

Lie detectors for sex offenders 'to be rolled out'

"A person connected to a lie detector test Lie detector tests are considered too unreliable for use in criminal trials in the UK

Mandatory polygraph testing for sex offenders is set to be rolled out across England and Wales following a successful pilot scheme, ministers say.

Polygraph tests, often referred to as lie detector tests, measure blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and levels of perspiration.

Experts use the tests to assess whether an individual is answering questions truthfully. "


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PUBLISHED: May 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | UPDATED: May 14, 2017 at 11:02 am

Colorado’s pricey polygraph testing of sex offenders under fire as critics target accuracy, expense

"But a bipartisan cross-section of legislators and a retired judge have joined with offenders and their families to question the validity of the tests.  They contend too much weight is placed on what they argue is little more than junk science.  Flawed polygraphs can complicate efforts for low-risk sex offenders to get paroled and lead to new restrictions for parolees or probationers, critics say.  Failure to take the tests can lead to sanctions, including eventual revocation to prison."

"“The Constitution applies to everyone,” Maes said. “It doesn’t apply to everyone except sex offenders. The Constitution was designed to protect those that might be the most easily attacked by the government, even sex offenders. You don’t see polygraphs in any other area of the law. You can be the most prolific bad-check writer ever and you don’t have to take them, but you do if you’re a sex offender.”"

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