Truth about Truth Detecting Techniques
P. Chandra Sekharan*
Honorary Professor of Forensic Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. P. Chandra Sekharan
Honorary Professor of Forensic Sciences
Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 20, 2012; Accepted Date: December 27, 2012; Published Date: December 29, 2012
Citation: Sekharan PC (2013) Truth about Truth Detecting Techniques. J Forensic Res S11:002. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.S11-002
Copyright: © 2013 Sekharan PC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
During the period from 2001 to 2010 police officials in India were lured by a team of pseudo-scientists, from the Forensic Laboratories in Bangalore and Ahmadabad to make use of narcoanalysis, polygraph test and brain fingerprinting to extract confessions from accused persons. All the three tests, preceded by a pre-test interview and interrogation, were conducted by the one and the same expert (psychologist) one after the other on the pretext that the earlier test suggests confirmation by the next.
The tragedy is that final confirmation is made by narcoanalysis the earliest to be rejected by all the civilized nations. This is because, only the report on narcoanalysis will be in the form of narrative verbal statements of the subject (accused) while the reports on the other tests are simply based on electrical responses or nonverbal body behaviours and attitudinal characteristics.