By Lydia Richins , Marketing —
It’s a difficult task for the police to monitor sex offenders especially since victims of sexual abuse are often bullied into silence. To solve this problem police in Greater Manchester have turned to the polygraph test. They hope that implementing regular polygraph tests will help them keep better track on sex offenders than ever before.
Their Plan with the Polygraph
The polygraph is a traditional lie detection test that traces changes in behavior as a proctor asks probing questions. The process takes two to three hours and this lie detector is about 86% accurate. However, results from the polygraph along are not enough to convict or acquit anyone in court. Instead, if a sex offender doesn’t pass a polygraph the Greater Manchester Police perform a traditional investigation. If evidence backs up the failed polygraph the offender is sent back to court where they can be sent back to prison.
What Police Should Do Instead
Polygraph tests are both time consuming and expensive. This may make testing sex offenders less frequent than would be preferred. It would also make it difficult for this method to be implemented on a large scales since many police departments don’t have the current funds to spend on monitor sex offenders. A more attractive solution is a new lie detection technology called EyeDetect®. This portable eye lie detector technology is only slightly larger than an ipad and delivers the same accuracy as a polygraph. It works by scanning a person’s eye as they take a true/false test. The best part? It costs significantly less than the polygraph and only takes a half hour. Someone needs to let the Greater Manchester Police know about this eye detection technology.
It’s Time to Do Things Differently
As new movements like #MeToo and “Time’s Up” rise and make their mark, we can see the serious problem of sexual harassment has been around for ages. Old methods have not been effective in making the necessary changes. The Greater Manchester Police are brave enough to try new ways of fighting the age-old issues plaguing us today, are you?