Dated I affirm the truth of this statement Leslie Smith

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Dated: September 21, 2016 I affirm the truth of this statement. Leslie Smith Leslie Smith
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 77 AFFIDAVIT OF SAM PERKINS 1. I am 42 years old and I am a lifelong resident of Wilmington, New York. In 1999, I graduated from the New York State Police Academy and began my employment with the New York State Police. Before my appointment, I had to submit to a psychological evaluation and a polygraph test. I was fascinated by the equipment and the process, and as soon as an opening came up, I applied for assignment in the Polygraph Unit. I have been employed as a polygraph examiner for fifteen years. 2. I am a member of the American Polygraph Examiners Association, a professional association which provides accreditation to various polygraph training programs throughout the country and internationally. I have never received academic training in polygraph examination because New York does not have an accredited program. New York does not require polygraph examiners to pass a test or obtain a license. My training came exclusively through the New York State Police. After I retire, I plan to start a private polygraph service for private investigators and reality television shows. 3. Many pe ople just don’t realize what a polygraph examiner does and doesn’t do. A polygraph machine isn’t a “lie detector.” It is probably more accurate to say the examiner, not the equipment, is the “lie detector.” In order to get an accurate reading and write a t horough report, the examiner has to do three things: 1) conduct a pre-test interview, 2) collect data through the equipment, and 3) accurately analyze the data. 4. The pre-test interview is extremely important. The purpose is to orient the subject to the testing procedures, the purpose of the test, and the investigative target questions. People will report more useful information when they are asked by an interested listener who builds rapport. I try to build as much trust as possible with the subject during the pre-test interview. This allows truthful subjects to become accustomed to hearing and responding to test questions, while increasing the likelihood that deceptive people will display behaviors that can tip me off to sensitive areas. I like to engage th e subject in what we call a “free narrative”– for example, I will ask direct and probing questions about a known incident and encourage the subject to elaborate. This helps me structure the test questions in a way that will give me the
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 78 most valid results. In the final stage of the pre-test interview, I show the subject the machine and the sensors and get informed consent to the procedure. 5. In April 2012, Detective Smith of the Wilmington Police Department called me to ask if I could perform a polygraph examination of a possible robbery suspect for the Wilmington Police Department.
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