Lie Detection and Polygraph Services Have Their Place In The Investigative World

Released on: September 20, 2007, 9:03 am

Press Release Author: Brandwidth/Mandy

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Except in strictly defined instances, employers cannot ensure
employee honesty utilizing polygraph services, and the results of lie detector
testing cannot be used in a court of law under most circumstances.

Press Release Body: But one Indianapolis based company insists there's a real and
valuable place for polygraph services and lie detector tests in the investigative

It's generally understood that the use of lie detector results are strictly
regulated by the Federal government (known as the Employee Polygraph Protection Act
of 1988)-except for strictly pre-defined instances, employers cannot ensure employee
honesty through the use of polygraph services and lie detector tests. And to date,
no lie detector results are admissible in court. But that doesn't make lie detection
a useless science, says one Indianapolis-based investigative company.

"We routinely provide polygraph services and voice stress analysis in a variety of
personal matters, "says Tim Wilcox, President of Indianapolis-based International
Investigators, Inc. "While the results may not be admissible in court, lie detector
testing is a valuable tool which can be instrumental in shaping the direction of an

Wilcox points to investigations involving marital infidelity and child custody as
perfect examples of intelligent uses for lie detector tests, including the avoidance
of testing as a possible indicator of suspicious activity. "If you've got nothing
to hide, you've got nothing to fear from a polygraph," Wilcox adds. "Parties from
both sides of suspected infidelity or custody disputes often find our polygraph
services helpful in either clearing one's name, or determining whether or not a full
investigation is necessary."

The staff at International Investigators has an extensive law enforcement
background-experience that help to produce effective lie detection tests and
actionable leads through careful interview techniques. This expertise is
particularly helpful in complicated investigations where subjects may only have
limited involvement in the matters being investigated.

For more information about polygraph services, lie detector tests and their place in
the larger world of private investigations, visit

Since 1960, International Investigators, Inc. has assisted companies and individuals
with their most sensitive matters. Based in Indianapolis, their staff of
professional private investigators conducts research on a global scale for clients
worldwide so that informed decisions can be made. A full description of their
services and specialties is available at their website (

Web Site:

Contact Details: CONTACT
International Investigators, Inc.
3216 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Tel: (317)925-1496
Toll Free: (800) 403-8111

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