EyeDetect Can Now Be Used for Single Issue, Diagnostic Tests for Investigations
An initial field study shows the new directed lie comparison test technique is 90 percent accurate. According to Converus, this now makes EyeDetect a “complete lie detection solution” because it can be used for pre-employment or employee screening and diagnostic (single issue) testing.
LEHI, Utah – January 30, 2019 – Converus’ disruptive lie detector, EyeDetect, just became more disruptive to the credibility assessment market with a new 15-minute Directed Lie Comparison (DLC) test — a test technique commonly used in criminal investigations or civil cases. This means EyeDetect can now be used in such situations as sexual assault, murder, sexual abuse of a child, spousal abuse, parole or treatment violations, or infidelity. An initial field study shows this computer-based, true/false test is 90 percent accurate.
“With tests available for either screening or investigations, EyeDetect gives credibility assessment experts a complete, end-to-end, lie detection solution,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “Having a diagnostic test that’s 90 percent accurate and takes only 15-minutess is a giant leap forward for the lie detection industry.”
The DLC test protocol is a technique originally developed for polygraph and is used primarily for conducting diagnostic or single-issue tests. In polygraph, there are a number of testing techniques considered validated. Some examples are the Concealed Information Test (CIT), Directed Lie Screening Test (DLST), and the Utah technique. With EyeDetect, there are now two techniques: DLC test and Relevant Comparison Test (RCT). Since EyeDetect’s release in 2014, it’s been used principally as a screening, or RCT, test.
RCT was the first lie detection test technique developed. Coincidentally, it was originally developed for an automated polygraph screening system by research scientists John Kircher, David Raskin, Michael Gardner, Jessica Jewell, and Pooja Patnaik in 2012. The published mean accuracy is 86%.
EyeDetect’s success in investigative tests is quickly growing.
An EyeDetect test was recently conducted on two siblings, ages 11 and 13, accused of stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from their mother. One child passed the test and the other failed. When questioned, the child that failed later confessed to the theft and revealed where the jewelry was hidden.
A man in Price, Utah was suspected of stealing a pistol and shotgun from a family friend. He claimed he didn’t steal it. But when he was given the EyeDetect DLC test, he failed. Later, police found signed paperwork showing that he sold one of the guns to a local pawnshop.
Last November, EyeDetect was used to test some of the 11 child sex solicitation crime suspects arrested in a sting operation supervised by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)task force in the Boise area. A special agent and polygraph examiner working for one of the law enforcement agencies assisting ICAC was interested in using EyeDetect because at times his agency doesn’t have enough examiners to immediately test suspects onsite. The agency was also interested in a test that took less time than polygraph.
“EyeDetect was utilized with some of the subjects encountered during Operation Grand Canyon with the test being focused on if any sexual contact with minors has occurred since he became an adult,” said the agent.
In another example, EyeDetect is now being used on the nationally syndicated TV series, “Couples Court with the Cutlers,” to verify Infidelity claims. In one case, EyeDetect found the boyfriend guilty. After he continued to deny any wrong doing, Judge Dana Cutler said, “No, we got you. This [EyeDetect] picks up the things you can’t control in your eyes and in your movement. So, what you are hiding you can’t hide from this test.” The boyfriend then confessed.
Mickelsen says EyeDetect is unique among credibility assessment technologies because it’s the first ocular-motor deception test, meaning it uses a high-definition, eye-tracking camera to monitor involuntary eye behavior during the test — including pupil dilation, blink rate and other eye movements.
“The EyeDetect technology offers credibility assessment experts and their clients a nonintrusive option,” he said. “It’s also 100 percent unbiased because the test is automated, and results are determined by proprietary computer algorithms within five minutes.”
EyeDetect is currently used by nearly 500 customers in 40 countries worldwide in 30 different languages by governments, organizations and credibility assessment experts to screen potential and existing employees for involvement in serious crimes, drug use, sabotage, espionage, terrorism and other criminal and unethical behaviors.
For more information about Converus, visit: converus.com
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Converus provides scientifically validated credibility assessment technologies. EyeDetect® detects deception at 86-90% accuracy in 15-30 minutes by analyzing eye and other behaviors. IdentityDetect® detects falsified identities at 91% accuracy in about 1-3 minutes by analyzing subtle variations in the motor nervous system responses. These technologies help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, crime and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, USA. Visit: www.converus.com
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