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British Experiences of Polygraph Testing Sexual Offenders an Update


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  • School of Psychology University of Birmingham United Kingdom
  • School of Psychology University of Birmingham United Kingdom


  • Donathy, M.L., & Wilcox, D.T. (2013). Case study of a school headmaster/ preferential paedophile: Denial, risk and public protection issues. Breakout Session for the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA). Fircroft College, Birmingham. Draft Off ender Management Act (2007): Commencement No. 6. Available from: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldselect/ldsecleg/32/3203.htm European Convention on Human Rights (1950). Article 8: Right to Privacy and Family Life. Gannon, T.A., Wood, J.L., Pina, A., Tyler, N., Barnoux, M.F.L., & Vasquez, E.A. (2014). An evaluation of mandatory polygraph testing for sexual off enders in the United Kingdom. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 26(2), 178-203. Gannon, T.A., Wood, J.L., Pina, A., Vasquez, E.A., Fraser, I. (2012). Th e evaluation of the mandatory polygraph pilot. London, UK: Ministry of Justice. Grubin, D. (2002). Th e potential use of polygraphy in forensic psychiatry.Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 12, 45-55. Grubin, D. (2006). Polygraph Pilot Study: Final Report. London, UK: Home Offi ce. Grubin, D. (2010). A trial of voluntary polygraph testing in 10 English probation areas. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 22(3), 266-278. Off ender Management Act (2007). London, UK. Home Offi ce. Peachey, P. (2014). No privatised lie detector tests for sex off enders following outsourcing scandals involving G4S and Serco. Independent Newspaper, 5 January 2014. Robertson, T.S. (2013). Police to consider introducing lie detector tests in Scotland. Th e Scotsman Newspaper, 20 January 2013. Travis, A. (2013). Lie detector tests set to be introduced to monitor sex offenders.Guardian Newspaper, 1 July 2013. Wilcox, D.T., Sosnowski, D., & Middleton, D. (1999). Th e use of the polygraph in the community supervision of sex off enders. Probation Journal, 46(4), 234-240. Wilcox, D.T. (2009). Th e Use of the Polygraph in Assessing, Treating and Supervising Sex Off enders. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley & Sons Ltd. Wilcox, D.T., & Gray, R. (2012). Th e use of the polygraph with sex off enders in the UK. European Polygraph, 6 (19), 55-68. Wilcox, D.T. (2013). Ethical practice in the use of the polygraph in working with sex off enders. Legal and ethical aspects of sex off ender treatment and management. Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (Eds). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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