Psycho-Physiological assessment for detection of deception (PPD) or polygraph may be conducted by trained Polygraph Examiners on sex offenders to verify sexual histories, monitor compliance with supervision and treatment requirements, and to reduce defense mechanisms.
Polygraph examiners shall be members in good standing with the American Polygraph Association.
The examiner shall maintain individual examination files, which shall include but not be limited to the following documents:
The Polygraph Examiner is responsible for:
Sex Offenders entering the SOTP, are referred by the Probation/Parole Officer using the Clinical Polygraph Examination Referral Form. The Probation/Parole Officer will schedule the test date by making an entry on the Polygraph Examiner's Calendar. The offender's case file will be forwarded to the polygraph examiner at least 24 hours prior to the time scheduled for testing.
*Offenders who are on Work Release status but participating in SOTP group treatment and have previously participated in SOTP while institutionalized will have the three (3) group waiting period waived and shall be scheduled for examination as soon as possible. A Sexual History Examination will be administered if one has not previously been completed or if the results are not available for SOTP use. In cases where Sexual History Examination has previously been completed and is available to SOTP, a Maintenance Examination will be administered. The SOTP staff co-facilitating the group in which the offender is enrolled will be responsible for scheduling the examination.
Offenders entering the SOTP with less than six (6) months of supervision may be ineligible for examination.