Overeager Accusations and Determining Innocence
By Russ Warner, VP Marketing & Operations –
Many cases of corrupt government officials have made the news in recent years. As such, it has become easier to place blame and point fingers when politics go awry. Corruption charges should not be taken lightly, and sometimes the innocent are taken on a witch hunt of sorts. On occasion, a corrupt individual accuses an innocent party in an attempt to save his own face or to deflect guilt — or sometimes it’s simply due to fear and suspicion.
For example, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was recently charged on three counts of corruption and influence peddling. Still, even after 15 hours of interrogation by judges, his response was a vehement denial: “I have never committed any act contrary to the values of the republic or the rule of law.”
Negative Effects on Sarkozy’s Political Agenda
Whether or not he actually engaged in corrupt practices, the accusations against Sarkozy serve to jeopardize any return he would make into politics. Indeed, he has said that he intends to return to politics, stating that, “When it comes to your country, you have duties.”
But with these recent charges against him, and even if they are dropped, his name and reputation have been tainted. In spite of his possible innocence, there is no changing the fact that he has now been accused of corruption.
When it comes to lie detection technologies, we primarily think of ways to detect deception so that offenders may be rightfully punished. However, lie detection methods can certainly be used to help determine innocence and maintain integrity.
EyeDetect™, a new polygraph alternative, provides a painless and non-intrusive test that examines an individual’s pupil dilation, blink rate, and other eye behaviors. The suspect undergoes an examination where he answers true or false questions that are read on a computer screen. During the 30-40 minute exam, the subject’s eye behavior is monitored. Results are encrypted and sent to the cloud, calculated in near real time, and the results are securely made available to parties in authority to evaluate.
In situations where an individual may be falsely accused, EyeDetect has the ability to clear a name. This new technology has been shown to be 85% accurate — which is far more accurate than relying on others who may have a biased perception.
All results from an EyeDetect exam are stored safely and securely, rendering the test incorruptible and fair for clearing an individual’s reputation.
Note: Opinions expressed by Russ Warner are his own.