CLINICAL SEX OFFENDER POLYGRAPH
Many states rely on mental health programs for the treatment and monitoring of sex offenders during their parole or probation periods. Many of these treatment programs require the administration of initial and periodic polygraph exams for the purpose of verifying treatment compliance, parole or probation violations, and recidivism.
Standards for Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT) have been established by the American Polygraph Association (APA) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), which require the examiner to undergo special additional training and certification to provide this type of testing. We are certified through the American Polygraph Association to conduct Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing; consequently, this type of certification allows us to provide all types of sex offenses examinations, such as Sexual Harassment, Soliciting Prostitution, Viewing Child Pornography, Sexual Touching/Molestation with professionalism, high quality and accuracy with reliable results.
Polygraph examinations, with the exception of Post Conviction cases, are 100% confidential. The results of Post Conviction Cases are shared with the Probation/Parole officer and/or Therapist in charge.
Types of Clinical Exams
Instant Offense - used to determine whether the original accusation was in fact committed by the subject. Denial or rationalization of the crime in question, if actually committed, delays appropriate treatment for being provided.
Prior Allegation - used to investigate prior alleged sexual offenses to a current victim.
Sexual History I & II- used to verify if the subject or suspect has withheld important information about his/her sexual past such as having additional victims, type of victims (Type I) or type sexual deviances, also known as paraphilias that the person has not disclosed previously (Type II).
Maintenance Testing - is used to determine whether the subject has been in contact with a previous victim, or is "grooming" anyone as a new potential victim. It deals with any issue related to violation of parole, probation or therapy issues of specific interest to the psychologist or parole/probation officer.
Monitoring Testing - used to ensure that the subject has not committed additional sexual offenses while in the program/ probation or parole. Also used as a followed up when the subject has failed a Maintenance exam.
To continually meet and exceed the standards in a professional way, our polygraphists receive periodic training in the fields of Detection of Deception and Post Conviction of Sex Offenders through the American Polygraph Association and Association for Treatment of Sex Abusers to serve the community in a professional manner.