Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ARI's Two Newly Qualified Polygraph Examiners

The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) congratulates two researchers: Associate Professor Dr Rohana Othman (ARI Research Fellow) and Ms Munirah Morad (ARI Research Officer)for successfully completing a six week plygraph training at Malaysia's only Polygraph Science Academy. Both of them are now Qualified Polygraph Examiners. Since ARI is in the final stage of establishing its own polygraph laboratory, their certification is just timely. More researchers will be trained this year and we hope that through our polygraph lab, we will be able to train more forensic accountants to be competent with the polygraph machines. According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, a polygraph machine(popularly referred to as a lie detector measures and records several physiological indices such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while the subject is asked and answers a series of questions. The belief is that deceptive answers will produce physiological responses that can be differentiated from those associated with non-deceptive answers. ) ARI Polygraph laboratory is a contribution from the HICoE funding and will be fully operational by early 2012. Through our own Polygraph laboratory, we hope to be able to train as many people (especially forensic accountants and financial fraud investigators) as possible in the usage of polygraph machines as an investigative tool. Surely we will offer the study polygraph science as a possible elective for our Masters students. Research experiements can also be conducted to examine the incidents of lying by perpetrators and witnesses...

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