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Polygraph Testing: Frye or Daubert

Review the two major court cases that influence whether polygraphs can be used at trial. Frye v. United States (1923) and Daubert v. MerrellDowPharmaceuticals (1993)

Post a response discussing whether polygraph testimony should be admissible in court which test (Frye or Daubert) is more appropriate, and the potential effect this testimony could have on a given case.

Any help would be good on this topic. I'm having trouble and confused on the Daubert case. Thank you.

Resources: www.daubertontheweb.com/frye_opinion.htm
http://laws.findlaw.com/us/509/579.html

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Interesting cases!

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1. Post a 350-700 word response discussing whether polygraph testimony should be admissible in court which test (Frye or Daubert)is more appropriate, and the potential effect this testimony could have on a given case. Any help would be good on this topic. I'm having trouble and confused on the Daubert case. Thank you.

A polygraph machine measures an examinee's rate of heartbeat and blood pressure, perspiration, and breathing with various sensing devices. Questions are asked of the examinee while he or she is connected to the machine, and polygraph examiners claim to be able to detect when an examinee is not telling the truth by analysis of these measurements. The American Polygraph Association claims that polygraph examinations are highly accurate when properly conducted, citing studies finding an average accuracy of 98 percent. According to the association, most of the controversy regarding accuracy involves differing interpretations of ...

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This solution refers to the two cases and discusses whether polygraph testimony should be admissible in court, which test (Frye or Daubert) is more appropriate and the potential effect this testimony could have on a given case. All references used are included.

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