A topic that’s avoided by most people as they don’t believe there can be these kinds of people out in the world, or even in the workplace. The reality of this though, is that there are plenty of sex offenders in and around us and it always seems to be the people we least expect.
What Is A Lie Detector Test?
A lie detector test is a test that measures and records different bodily reactions. The machine measures your blood pressure, pulse, amount of respiration and movement. These factors are then all analysed to detect deception. It’s also important to note that a lie detection test isn’t limited to one industry only.
The Types of Test That Can Be Conducted For Sex Offenders:
As this is a tough industry to work in, its important to know what kinds of tests can be conducted when requesting someone take a test. We’ve put together a list of tests sex offenders go through and a brief breakdown of each test.
#1 Having A Sex Offender Reveal Their History
Getting an offender to reveal their history can prove to be challenging. This is a time consuming test but can be done to see how involved the sex offender was in this type of behaviour. By getting the offender to open up about their history, it’ll assist in developing a treatment plan for the offender.
#2 Dealing With A Sex Offender Who Is In Denial
A big part of any addiction is being in denial that something is wrong. When it comes to sex offenders they tend to deny any facts that they are presented with, they don’t take responsibility for their actions or even the impact they might’ve had on the victim’s life. Some of the most common reasons that surface include:
● The accused didn’t know how old their victim was
● They blame their actions on drugs or alcohol
● They maintain that it only occurred once.
#3 Taking A Maintenance Polygraph Test
This test is conducted once a treatment plan has been put together for the offender. These tests are performed if there’s suspicion of non compliance with the program or if offenders are breaking their probation. This test is also done as a means of monitoring their behaviour and is conducted every three to six months.
This is a crucial step that needs to be conducted as you don’t want the person to relapse. To ensure an offender is compliant they must agree to:
● The offender won’t watch pornography
● The offender won’t make use of alcohol or drugs
● The offender won’t part take in any form of sexual activity.
The road to recovery when you have been convicted as a sex offender is long. It has its challenges and as every individual’s case is unique, the treatment will need to be tailored to fit the person. The sex offender will need to be checked on on a regular basis and ensure they are meeting the requirements of their programme.
Our Services Include:
Where individuals are tested relating to a specific incident or crime.
Confirming of truthfulness of statements – especially if two conflicting statements are submitted by two or more individuals relating to the same issue (a “he says, she says” situation)
To determine the honesty of your existing employees. These tests are normally done every three months and is an effective tool to prevent theft and dishonesty at the workplace.
Employment history verification and honesty with regards to an individual’s employment application. These tests confirms any involvement in theft, criminal activities or drugs.
Criminal check (fingerprints):
Fingerprints are submitted via a fingerprint scanner to the SAPS with a return result report within 36 hours.
If requested our examiners will attend CCMA cases for verification and clarification pertaining to a specific case.