By Xan Johnson, Marketing –
Recently, a high-up British member of parliament, Charlie Elphicke, was found guilty on three accounts of sexual assault. Originally serving as a representative for the town of Dover, Elphicke has since been suspended and sentenced to two years in jail. Even after his two victims gave painful testimonies describing how he had mistreated them, he still claims he is innocent, and that he had simply not had a fair trial. This process also resulted in the permanent separation of Elphicke and his then wife, Natalie.
These accounts of sexual assault happened years apart, in 2007, and then twice in 2016. The judge claimed that Elphicke used his position to hide from any punishment during all these years. Even still, it begs the question as to how no one had caught him or mentioned anything to officials. The first of these attacks happened over 12 years ago. Perhaps if he had been stopped then, the other two victims could have been spared from these terrible experiences.
But how could one so trusted and loved, seemingly invincible in a shield of public pertinence, be found out before things get out of hand? One solution would be to subject all employees to some sort of lie test or exam, to ensure that everyone was living up to the standards they claimed to be following. The Polygraph and even more specialized lie tests are available, though they are expensive and would be unrealistic to put into use. Within the past few years, however, a new system of detecting lies or criminal behavior has been created – EyeDetect®.
EyeDetect is an advanced technology system that can detect deception in individuals through computerized tracking of pupil dilation. It’s actually quite simple. When we lie, it requires more cognitive effort than telling the truth, forcing our pupils to dilate and take in more information.
EyeDetect is affordable, easy to set up, and yields up to 85% accuracy in just thirty minutes. It would not be unrealistic for a government or organization to set up periodic tests for each employee, using questions that ask about involvement in drug use, sexual assault, fraud, or other criminal activity. Had Elphicke taken one of these tests even years after his original attack, the latter two attacks would have been avoided. EyeDetect by Converus offers a great solution that can help any organization create an environment of trust and safety.