Lie detectors have been used to send 160 sex offenders back to prison, Ministry of Justice figures have revealed.
Probation officers have sent paedophiles and convicted sex offenders back behind bars after flagging up concerns about their behaviour or the answers they gave to the polygraph tests.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) started using lie detectors on convicted sex offenders in August 2014 and around 50 people are tested on the machines every month.
Officials have the power to send sex offenders back to prison if the results of the cross examination on the lie detectors trigger concerns for public safety.
Bit of a problem that, isn’t it?
Psychologically they can:
“The machine says you’re lying”
“Yes, sob, sob”
But other than that they don’t. Not the basis upon which we should be jugging people.