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Copyright (c) 1996 Nova Law Review 
Nova Law Review

NOTE AND COMMENT: THE POLYGRAPH PARADOX: FLORIDA'S CONFLICTING APPROACHES TOWARD THE ADMISSIBILITY AND USE OF POLYGRAPH RESULTS

Spring, 1996

20 Nova L. Rev. 1369

Author

Terry Jane Feld

Excerpt

I. INTRODUCTION

Lie detection is not a new concept. In fact, it has been said that more than 4000 years ago the Chinese would try the accused in the presence of a physician who, listening or feeling for a change in the heartbeat, would announce whether the accused was testifying truthfully. 1 Still others believed that dunking, a hot-iron-on-the-tongue, and other truth revealing techniques would uncover suspected liars. 2 Today, we rely on polygraph machines to serve this function. Although great strides have been made in the area of lie detection since the days of dunking and hot-iron-on-the-tongue tests, many argue that the polygraph is nothing more than a nervousness calculator which operates under assumptions and theories which are no more accurate than the tests of ancient times. 3 As a result, the theory of lie detection has remained a controversial and much debated topic. To further complicate matters, courts are faced with the responsibility of having to decide whether polygraph results are worthy of admissibility when used in nontrial contexts such as suppression hearings, prison disciplinary hearings, and probation revocation hearings. 4 In Florida, the concern over the admissibility of polygraph 5 results is not a new issue. However, it remains a controversial and unsettled area of law in all courts. Florida precedent holds that polygraph results are inadmissible for purposes of determining guilt at trial. 6 Nevertheless, many Florida courts have allowed polygraph results to be admitted upon the agreement of the parties 7 and as a condition ...
 
 
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