The Multi-Issue Comparison Test, hailed a “scientific breakthrough” in lie detection when first released in May 2019, allows credibility assessment experts to test and accurately score multiple target issues in less than 30 minutes.
LEHI, Utah – August 19, 2020 – A Utah tech company, Converus, continues to contribute innovations to the lie detection industry. Its latest is the EyeDetect Multi-issue Comparison Test (MCT), which scores up to four target behaviors in a single screening test and accurately identifies the issue(s) that caused the examinee to fail the test.
“In my 43 years of working with deception detection technologies, the discovery of predictors that accurately pinpoint which questions were answered deceptively is one of the most significant advancements in my career,” said Converus Chief Scientist Dr. John C. Kircher. Kircher’s resume also includes contributing to the invention of EyeDetect and the computerized polygraph.
Kircher also chaired the supervisory committee approving a doctoral dissertation proposal by Dr. Andrew C. Potts on this new ocular-motor MCT protocol. The dissertation is titled, “1, 2, 3 Crimes You’re Out: Ocular-Motor Methods for Detecting Deception in a Multiple-Issue Screening Protocol.”
Knowing which target issue caused a job candidate to react allows law enforcement agencies or creditors the option to follow up with an interview, polygraph, and/or an EyeDetect Directed Lie Comparison (DLC) test to assess the person’s credibility regarding the specific offense(s) that may or may not ultimately disqualify the candidate. The DLC test protocol is commonly used in criminal investigations or civil cases. EyeDetect’s DLC test takes 15 minutes and is 90% accurate.
“The EyeDetect Multi-issue Comparison Test is a scientific breakthrough, truly revolutionary,” added Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “It helps organizations make a far more informed decision on who to hire or give a line of credit because there are more data to consider.”
MCT for Law Enforcement
In the case of law enforcement, the pool of potential job candidates is already extremely limited. According to Mickelsen, having the ability to determine if failure on an issue is sufficiently disqualifying or tolerable gives agencies greater leeway and more choices than an “umbrella” approach that looks at prior disqualifying activities as a whole.
Examples of MCT questions, which can be customized to fit the agency’s standards and policies, are: “I am not withholding past workplace discipline.” “Have you ever committed domestic violence against a spouse, partner or child?” “Do you have any ties to a terrorist organization?” “Have you ever stolen an item valued over $500?” “Have you ever sold or distributed illegal drugs” “Have you used illegal drugs in the past five years?”
If an applicant says he used marijuana at a New Year’s party last year and again while camping last summer, then a DLC test on illegal drug use can be administered to determine if the candidate has fully disclosed all illegal drug use.
“EyeDetect helps make better hiring decisions by more efficiently separating trustworthy applicants from the few bad apples,” said Mickelsen. “The MCT protocol is tremendously beneficial to a law enforcement hiring manager that may not have to dismiss a candidate that is otherwise very qualified. Plus, the cost savings are substantial as EyeDetect tests cost about 1/3 the cost of a polygraph.”
There are currently more than 50 U.S. law enforcement-related agencies using EyeDetect for screening job candidates or for conducting investigations.
MCT for Determining Loan Worthiness
Acceso, a financial services company based in Peru uses the EyeDetect MCT protocol to determine if the customer has ever defaulted on a loan, withheld information on a current loan application, or provided falsified documents to obtain a loan.
According to Acceso Central Risk Manager Ivan Perez Carrá, EyeDetect allows his company to better screen customers and determine each customer’s risk profile with greater accuracy. It’s helped reduce potential losses due to credit risk by approximately $560,000 in a 12-month period.
For more information about the EyeDetect MCT protocol, visit www.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
Converus Press Contact: Jeff Pizzino, APR /+1 480-606-8292