CONNECT’22, Converus’ annual conference, is free and will feature technology investigators are now using to help solve crimes and conduct more efficient criminal investigations.
LEHI, Utah – April 13, 2022 – Whether it’s for surveillance, analyzing forensic evidence, or questioning suspects, technology for investigators is rapidly advancing. One substantial change is a new lie detection test called EyeDetect by Converus that can determine in about 15 minutes if a client or suspect is guilty or innocent of a crime.
Investigators can learn more about EyeDetect — a computer-based lie detector that can spot a liar by analyzing involuntary eye behavior — and other credibility assessment innovations at CONNECT ’22 on April 26-28. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Due to COVID concerns, it will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
“EyeDetect is a great tool for solving cases from theft to sexual assault, homicide and other cases involving investigations,” said Travis Peterson of Utah-based Peterson & Peterson Investigations.
Some of the cases EyeDetect has previously been successfully used on include identifying a child that stole $25,000 worth of his mother’s jewelry, confirming a professional athlete’s claim of innocence in a sexual assault case, verifying a suspect’s online sex solicitation of a minor, confirming a juvenile sex offender violated probation rules, and causing a Texas doctor to confess to inappropriate sexual contact with eight patients after failing an EyeDetect test.
Because of the portability of the technology and short test that provides results within five minutes, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) units have used it in sting operations to conduct on-site testing of those suspected of solicitating minors for sex.
“EyeDetect has also been used by defense attorneys on several high-profile murder cases to help determine if their client actually committed the crime,” said Converus CEO Todd Mickelsen.
Brett Magleby of Salt Lake City-based Panther Security & Investigations says EyeDetect puts attorneys in control of a case because it gives them leverage and “nullifies the hyper-active ‘I’m innocent!’ clients.”
CONNECT’22 will feature peer-reviewed research, product demonstrations, and case studies. Speakers include the owner of a company using EyeDetect in insurance fraud investigations and a former polygraph examiner who now only uses this technology in his investigations and employee screening.
To register, visit: converus.com/connect22
For more information about Converus, visit: converus.com
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Converus provides scientifically validated credibility assessment technologies. EyeDetect®, which detects deception by measuring involuntary eye behavior, is a fast, accurate, affordable, noncontact, scalable, and fully automated option to polygraph. EyeDetect+ is the world’s first automated polygraph, making the testing process impartial, accurate, and less intrusive (than a traditional polygraph). It assesses credibility by monitoring and recording ocular activity plus physiological activity similar to a traditional polygraph. Customers worldwide use the EyeDetect product line for screening and investigations to help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, crime and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, USA. Visit: converus.com
Converus Press Contact: Jeff Pizzino, APR /+1 480-606-8292