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UK Plots World's 'Toughest' Approach to Sex Offenders

New legislation due to be approved would make worst offenders take polygraphs

(Newser) - Serious sex offenders in the UK will soon be forced to take routine lie detector tests after being released from prison, Sky News reports. The new legislation is expected to be approved shortly and implemented next year. Though the polygraph test results won't be admissible in court, officials expect... More »

Police Chief Uses Polygraph to Spot Racists

He's trying to keep them off the force using lie detector test

(Newser) - A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired on the heels of... More »

Lie Detector Tests to Ferret Out Intel Media Leaks

New rules aim to stem the stories on secrets

(Newser) - The National Intelligence director has announced new strategies to ferret out the people leaking secret information to the media. Intelligence officials will face new lie detector questions and tests, as well as possible scrutiny by a new inspector general, reports the New York Times , one of the primary beneficiaries of... More »

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