The Use of the Polygraph in Assessing, Treating and Supervising Sex Offenders. A Practitioner's Guide. Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law

  • ID: 2211356
  • Book
  • 358 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In spite of its controversial past, the use of the polygraph has developed into an important new tool in the post–conviction management of sex offenders in Britain.The Use of the Polygraph in Assessing, Treating and Supervising Sex Offenders presents an in–depth examination of the contribution that polygraph testing can make to offender treatment programmes.

In addition to featuring the works of such pioneers in the field as Dr. Daniel Wilcox –– one of the first in the UK to appreciate the polygraph′s potential for monitoring offenders′ post–release behavior –– the volume brings together leading researchers from Britain, mainland Europe, and the United States to share their latest findings and describe the practical applications of this new and controversial procedure.

While focusing primarily on the use of polygraph testing for sexual offenders, forensic applications for personality disordered offenders are also addressed. The book also offers an in depth critical appraisal of the polygraph that covers ethical issues and questions about its reliability.

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About the Editor.

List of Contributors.

Series Preface.

Preface.

Foreword by Eric J. Holden, Past President, American Polygraph Association and Chair, APA PCSOT Committee, 2007–2009

1 Overview: Opportunities and Responsibilities (Daniel T. Wilcox).

2 The Clinical Use of the Polygraph with Sex Offenders: Caveats and Considerations (David Whittingham).

3 Pre–Conviction and Post–Conviction Polygraph Testing: A Brief History (Daniel T. Wilcox and Lars Madsen).

4 The Empirical Evidence for the Value of Post–Conviction Polygraph in the Treatment and Supervision of Sex Offenders (Lars Madsen and Daniel T. Wilcox).

5 Basics of Post–Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Testing (Daniel E. Sosnowski and Daniel T. Wilcox).

6 Case Studies in the Utility of the Polygraph (Daniel T. Wilcox, Zerine O Keeffe and Caroline Oliver).

7 Polygraph Testing Internet Offenders (Jos Buschman and Stefan Bogaerts).

8 Risk Assessment and the Polygraph (Theresa A. Gannon, Anthony R. Beech and Tony Ward).

9 The Accuracy of Polygraphy in the Treatment and Supervision of Sex Offenders (Lars Madsen).

10 Sex Offender Polygraph Testing in the United States: Trends and Controversies (Peggy Heil and Kim English).

11 Other Post–Conviction Applications of Polygraphy (Shay Addison and Lou Crisilla).

12 Interviewing and Interrogation (J.P. Blair).

13 Alternate Technologies for the Detection of Deception (Jennifer M.C. Vendemia, Michael J. Schillaci, Robert F. Buzan, Eric P. Green and Scott W. Meek).

14 Forensic Assessment of Sexual Interest: A Review (E. Kalmus, Anthony R. Beech and B. Warberg).

Index.

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"Overall, the book is both readable and informative bringing the reader up to date with current thinking and research in this area. It is a recommended read for those interested in improving their understanding of the use of the polygraph with sex offenders." Child Abuse Review, 2010

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