Profession polygraph examiner

Polygraph examiners prepare individuals for polygraph testing, conduct the polygraph exam and interpret the results. They pay close attention to detail and use a range of instruments to monitor respiratory, sweat and cardiovascular responses to questions addressed during the process. Polygraph examiners write reports on the basis of the results and can provide courtroom testimony.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Forensic intelligence

    The procedures and methodology of gathering and analysing forensic intelligence and data for investigative purposes.

  • Psychophysiology

    The study that examines the relation between the mind and the body. In other words, this study investigates physical responses to thoughts and emotions.

Skills

  • Maintain professional administration

    File and organise professional administration documents comprehensively, keep customer records, fill in forms or log books and prepare documents about company-related matter.

  • Report analysis results

    Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Analyse legal evidence

    Analyse evidence, such as evidence in criminal cases, legal documentation regarding a case, or other documentation that can be regarded as evidence, in order to obtain a clear image of the case and reach resolutions.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Use technology for forensics

    Operate specialised tools used for forensic investigations.

  • Observe human behaviour

    Make detailed notes while observing how humans interact with and react to each other, objects, concepts, ideas, beliefs, and systems in order to uncover patterns and trends.

  • Document interviews

    Record, write, and capture answers and information collected during interviews for processing and analysis using shorthand or technical equipment.

  • Assess character

    Assess how a certain person will react, verbally or physically, in a specific situation or to a specific happening.

  • Conduct research interview

    Use professional researching and interviewing methods and techniques to gather relevant data, facts or information, to gain new insights and to fully comprehend the message of the interviewee.

  • Manage tests

    Develop, administer and evaluate a specific set of tests relevant to your activities or to the people who have to complete the tests.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Show confidence

    Demonstrate degrees of maturity by fully understanding one's own qualities and abilities which can serve as sources of confidence in different situations.

Optional knowledge and skills

promote human rights profile people interview techniques assist police investigations criminal law provide testimony in court hearings interrogate individuals body language human physiology present evidence deal with aggressive behaviour create criminal profiles criminology investigation research methods psychology

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