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APA MAGAZINEThe Magazine for the Polygraph ProfessionalTesting for Television andGetting it Rightp. 38November/December 2014Volume 47,6

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Contributors to this issueTuvya AmselDale AustinGeorge BaranowskiWalter GreeneLisa JacocksMichael LynchJamie McCloughanRaymond NelsonPat O’BurkeChad RussellJack TrimarcoContentsMembership News5899APA Board of DirectorsEmploymentIn MemoriamFinancial ContributorsDeadlinesTraining & SeminarsThis issue closed onNovember 9, 2014.Deadline for January/February 2015issue is January 9, 2015.Submission of ArticlesThe APA Magazine is publishedbytheAmericanPolygraphAssociation. The mere publicationof an article, news item, or notice inthis Magazine does not constitutean endorsement by the AmericanPolygraph Association. Advertisingand Editorial address is APA Editor,P.O. Box 10411, Fort Jackson,SC 29207, USA. Subscriptionaddress is: APA, P.O. Box 8037,Chattanooga, TN37414-0037.The APA Magazine is published sixtimes per year and is available inelectronic format only. Address ande-mail changes/updates shouldbe sent to: APA, P.O. Box 8037,Chattanooga, TN 37414-0037, [email protected] is sent to subscriberswhen the latest publication isavailable.The APA webmasteris not responsible for issues notreceived because of improperaddress information. Submissionofpolygraph-relatedarticlesshould be sent to: Don Krapohl,P.O. Box 10411, Fort Jackson, SC29207 or [email protected] Examiner Training ScheduleUpcoming SeminarsNew Mexico Society of Forensic Polygraphers and APASeminar - Registration FormPolygraph Schools Accredited by the APAFrom the Board161724President’s MessageBoard of Directors’ ReportsAPA Constitution and By-Laws AmendmentsRegular Features273036Hopefully Helpful - Tough Job-Tough Issue, by WalterH. GreenePracticum - Answering Adversaries, by Tuvya T. AmselDifferential Salience - Opinions and Informaion, byMichael LynchSpecial Features2938Sound Bite: What Does the Polygraph Measure?, byRaymond NelsonTesting for Television and Getting it Right, by JackTrimarcoAPA Magazine 2014, 47(6)3

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Editor’sCornerSo, in no particular order, I wishto give a long-overdue publicthanks to our contributingauthors: Tuvya Amsel, MikeLynch, Dale Austin, WalterGreene, Jack Trimarco, NateGordon, Patrick Lynch, WilliamFleisher, Ray Nelson, StanSlowik, Mark Handler, GeorgeBaranowski, Gordon Vaughan,2014-2015PresidentDirectorPresident - ElectDirectorRaymond [email protected] Goodson6100 Guadalupe StreetAustin, Texas [email protected] of the BoardCharles (Chuck) SlupskiP.O. Box 2008619 Hwy 138 West, Ste. CStockbridge, GA [email protected] President –GovernmentDarryl [email protected] President – PrivateDonnie [email protected] Barry Cushmanc/o PPD109 Middle StreetPortland, ME [email protected] Officio MembersNational Office ManagerLisa JacocksP.O. Box 8037Chattanooga, TN [email protected] Patrick O’[email protected] President –Law EnforcementGeneral CounselDaniel rge BaranowskiMindsight Consultants1912 E. US Hwy 20, Suite 202Michigan City, IN [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] L. Vaughan, Esq.Vaughan & DeMuro111 S. Tejon St., Suite 545Colorado Springs, CO fDonald J. KrapohlP.O. Box 10411Ft. Jackson, SC [email protected] ChairMichael [email protected](continued next page)APA Magazine 2014, 47(6)5Membership NewsMy tenure as editor comes to aclose, and to those who havecontributed to the success ofthe APA Magazine I wantedto dedicate this last Editor’sCorner to you. What we readin this publication comesentirely from your volunteerhard work. Your prose hasfilled these pages with yourgreat experiences, touchesof wit, tidbits of genius, andsometimesstrangeanddangerous ideas.Yourarticles educate us, causeus to examine our professionin different ways, sometimesmake us mad, sometimesmake us laugh, sometimesinspire us, but always giveus much to think about. TheMagazine is because of whatyou do. My sincerest wish isthat you will be as generous toour new Editor, Mark Handler,as you have been to me.APABOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Michael Walsh, Pam Shaw, Ben Blalock, Candee Elder, Ted Todd, Terence Thompson, MichaelBarker, Kathy Fuller, Thomas Kelly, Robert Peters, Yury Kholodny, Chip Morgan, Sabino Martinez,Elmer Criswell, John Fyffe, Dave Bryant, Steve Shake, Cassie Hayes, Shane Drake, Matthew Barron,Jamie Brown, Guillermo Witte, Brent Smitely, Robert Ennis, Robert Gilford, Robert Drdak, Essam AlyGamaleldin, Mark Smith, Robert Badgley, Robert Lundell, James Wygant and Walt Goodson. I amcertain to have missed someone, so I apologize to those who deserve to be recognized but were not.And finally, to my wife Lisa, the most famous unknown Managing Editor the APA has ever had.Behind the scenes she has brought everything together. It has been her formatting, her selection ofart, her final layout, her hours of agonizing over every detail that has given life to the APA Magazine.She has made us all look good. If she does not delete this paragraph, I promise to take her to avery nice restaurant, and talk about something other than polygraph for a change. Thanks, Lisa,for everything.Now, to all my friends who continue to fight the good fight, I wish you Godspeed.PO“No matter what instrument you use, we’lltrain you. Be assured that our goalis to provide unmatched polygraph training.’’LY G RAPHNDESCIEMY OFDonTHE ACADEMY OF POLYGRAPH SCIENCEContact Us For More Information and Registration!CE ACASIMPLIFYING POLYGRAPHFor Law Enforcement, Government and Private Examiners2014 Training ScheduleBasic Examiner’s Course Fort Myers, Florida: Jan. 6 - Mar. 14, 2014Basic Examiner’s Course Fort Myers, Florida: Jul. 14 - Sept. 19, 2014Post ConvictionSexual Offender Training Course Fort Myers, Florida: March 17-21, 2014Post ConvictionSexual Offender Training Course Fort Myers, Florida: Sept. 22-26, 2014Basic Examiner’s Course Fort Myers, Florida: Apr. 7 - Jun. 13, 2014Basic Examiner’s Course Fort Myers, Florida: Oct. 6 - Dec. 16, 2014For registration, tuition and generalquestions, contact Instructor Ben BlalockTEL: (630) 258-9030E-mail: [email protected]: (630) 860-9775Academy of Polygraph Science8695 College Parkway, Suite 2160Fort Myers, Florida 33919www.apsPolygraphSchool.comAPA Magazine 2014, 47(6)7

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In MemoriamEdward Leroy AllenThe APA regrets to announce the passing of member Coenraad Frederik Pretoriusof Centurion, South Africa, on August 26, 2014. Coenraad became a member ofthe APA on June 10, 1994.Financial ContributorsThe American Polygraph Association is grateful for the financial contributionsfrom the following persons and organizations over the past 12 months:Adrian ComanAnthony ReistrofferCarole London-WilliamsCharl WolfaardtCheng-Yu ChenClaiborne PocheEgidijus PaliulisEhud DanieliEliyahu KedarFernanda GadeaHugh WilliamsJan WidackiJeffrey JenksJohn GriffithJack TrimarcoJoseph DuahJuan Perez 25.0050.0050.00100.00150.0020.0010.00Kenneth SomervilleLester DavisLuz Del Carmen DiazMaria RosalesMilan RadojevichPatrick PondRobin DoornRocco FuschettoStuart SenterVictor GittensVincenzo IannoneWalter BlackwellWilliam ChittendenWilliam LorentinoXiao-Hong ZhangYolanda EdwardsYury Kholodny 20.0050.00100.0025.00200.0025.0050.00APA Magazine 2014, 47(6)9

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AMERICAN POLYGRAPH ASSOCIATION (APA)CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINARCO-SPONSOR – NEW MEXICO SOCIETY OF FORENSIC POLYGRAPHERSADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIREDAPA FED ID # 52-1035722FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 & 31, 20157:00am – 6:00pmISLETA RESORT & CASINO11000 Broadway Blvd SEAlbuquerque, NMTo make Hotel Reservations:Call the 1-877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999Room rate: 99.00, SINGLE/DOUBLE, plus taxes, be sure tomention Group Code #SFCO115Complimentary WI-FI, valet and self parking and shuttle service toand from the Albuquerque International AirportAll reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or advancedeposit in the amount of one night’s lodging. Reservations notguaranteed will be automatically cancelled at the cut-off date.CUTOFF DATE for hotel reservations is 12/30/14 Individualdeparture dates will be reconfirmed upon check-in. (5 DAYCANCELLATION notice required)REGISTRATION FEE: Pre-paid by December 30, 2014 250 APA Member/Applicant 250 NMSFP Member* 275 Non-MemberREGISTRATION FEE AFTER December 30, 2014 275 APA Member/Applicant 275 NMSFP Member* 300 Non-MemberTOPICSPre-Employment Screening – William L. FleisherConcealed Information Tests – William L. FleisherEmpirical Scoring System – Raymond I. NelsonSuitability and Interviewing – Raymond I. NelsonTesting the Limits – Raymond I. NelsonCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURSWhen you attend this seminar, you receive up to 20 CEHs(Continuing Education Hours) approved by the AmericanPolygraph Association and the Federal Certification Program forContinuing Education and Training.APA Cancellations Refund Policy:Cancellations received in writing prior to 12/30/14 will receivea full refund. Persons canceling after 12/30/14 will notreceive a refund but will be provided with the handout material.Tax Deductions:All expenses of continuing education (including registration fees,travel, meals and lodging) taken to maintain and improveprofessional skills are tax-deductible subject to the limitations setforth in the Internal Revenue Code.(The registration fee includes professional instruction,seminar materials, AM and PM Refreshment Breaks)*must be a paid up member of NMFSPAMERICAN POLYGRAPH ASSOCIATIONP O BOX 8037CHATTANOOGA, TN 374141-800-272-8037 or 423-892-3992Fax 423-894-5435BUSINESS PHONENAMEADDRESS E-MAILCITY/STATEZIPNAME BADGE (CALLED BY)ADDITIONAL 50.00 FOR WALK-INS( ) CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO: AMERICAN POLYGRAPH ASSOCIATION is enclosed( ) CHARGE TO MY: VISA ( ) MC ( ) AE ( )Card number (CVV2) EXP:(CVV2 is a 3 digit number found on the back of your VISA or MC card or a 4 digit number on the front of the AE).SIGNATURECES-Albuquerque, NM (Jan 30 &31, 2015) We can not possibly reach everyone who would be interested in taking part if this seminar. Please help us bymaking copies of the page for your co-workers and business associates. Thank you for your assistance.APA Magazine 2014, 47(5)47(6)15

From the BoardPresident’s MessageRaymond NelsonGreetings everyone. The end of the year and the holiday seasons areapproaching, and the weather by now is beginning to show it. Your APAboard members have already been busy planning the 2015 seminar, whichwill be in Chicago at the fantastic Palmer House Hotel in September. A number ofprojects are in the works, including ongoing improvements to the accreditationsprocess, clarification of the certificate of training for the 40-hour PCSOT trainingprogram, improvements to the operational procedures for the Ethics Committee andimprovements to the website. I want to personally thank all the board members fortheir hard work.After many years of service in the role of APA Editor-in-Chief, Don Krapohl will betaking a break. We are truly fortunate and very grateful for all of the countless hoursand dedicated years that Don has filled this role. Don has been the Editor of boththe journal Polygraph and the APA Magazine. Under Don s editorial leadership wehave enjoyed a high-quality news magazine that provides APA members with thehappenings of the Association along with useful information about the polygraphprofession. We have seen many improvements in the quality of publication in thejournal, including the continuation of peer review prior to publication, adoptionof a set of standards for research and article submission, and the inclusion of onlineindexes. The journal serves as a permanent written record of the progress we havemade in our profession, and Don s contribution to this will be observed for decadesinto the future. It has been a terrific pleasure to work with Don on publication thingsfrom time to time. We all wish him a more relaxing future as he moves out of the rolein which he has taken us so far.Mark Handler will supersede Don as the appointed editor in January. Mark hascoordinated an editorial board consisting of an array of industry, academic and field16APA Magazine 2014, 47(6)

editors who will undoubtedly continue the tradition of improvement and advancementin our publications.Board of Directors’ ReportsPatrick O’BurkeVP Privatefor access and for making the adjustedpayment with late fees.Invoices for membership dues are nowbeing sent out by the National Office.There is a plus to this news as memberscan now pay on line with a credit card.This was a big accomplishment for theAssociation that was accomplished atvery little cost. The National Officehas been receiving online payments forenough time to say that this feature isworking. The ability to make paymentis being accomplished by having amember access this thru the MemberProfile. You are strongly encouragedto build a Member Profile on the APAwebsite if you do not already have one.If you do not pay on time or incur latepayment fees then you may have tocontact the National Office to arrangeInternational members should greatlybenefit from on line payment capability.We experienced a few bugs withinternational payments initially. Thoseproblems seem to have been completelycorrected now. The issue was causedby banks with different internationalstandards on verifying who was makingpayments. We made some IT correctionsand we now appear to have resolvedthe problem. In the future, paymentsto the APA will be encouraged as anonline process. This should benefit themembers and improve our business flow.President Ray Nelson appointedme to chair an ad hoc committee toredo the APA website. I have sinceAPA Magazine 2014, 47(6)17From the BoardAlthough the holidays may be foremost in everyone s mind, it is never too early toplan ahead for the APA conference. This will be the 50th APA seminar, a significantmilestone, and the conference is sure to be a success. Hope to see you next year inChicago.

From the Boardselected several people to serve onthis committee. Some of the plannedgoals for the new website will includeonline conference registration andmembership applications that will besubmitted in electronic format. Thiswill greatly increase the efficiency of theNational Office to process conferenceregistrations and expedite membershipprocessing. We are planning an abilityto have a hidden Member Profile formembers who want to have onlineprivacy, yet still allow access to APAfeatures of interest.There is a new application form thatwas recently approved and we are alsonow vetting educational transcripts forapplicants. The APA will include theuse of a professional verification servicethat will investigate the authenticity ofall transcripts and college requirementsfor member applicants.If you have an interest in serving on thewebsite committee or if you have ideasthat could be included, then pleasecontact me with your suggestions. Ihave included several internationalmembers as well as members fromother polygraph associations on thecommittee. I am really looking forwardto connection with other professionals18APA Magazine 2014, 47(6)in the field, as well as presentinga polished professional image forpolygraph through a new and updatedwebsite.Polygraph is truly an internationalprofession and the general public as wellas other associations look for a place toshare polygraph information. Whilethe APA has an office in Tennessee, ourreal office is our website. This businessportal will become the front doorfor transacting association businessand presenting a positive image forpolygraph to the general public acrossthe world.The holiday season is rapidlyapproaching. With so much tensionand potential violence ongoing aroundthe globe now, I would wish everymember a safe and happy holidaythat is shared with family and friends.Please take the time to let all of yourloved ones know their importance inyour life. It is sometimes easy to forgethow much we have to be thankful for.Make that time to share individualblessings with those less fortunate andtake the time to enjoy what our Creatorhas blessed us with. I wish you all ofthe best for the holidays and New Yearand my prayers are with you.

George BaranowskiDirectorBefore going into this look at our 50thAnniversary Celebration, I want to firsttake the opportunity to wish everyonethe happiest of Holiday Greetingsfor 2014. I can tell you that 2014has been quite a busy year as an APABoard Member. There were manysignificant accomplishments that tookplace attributed to the talents andprofessionalism of this year’s Board.It included the development of a newSchool Director’s Manual, a new updatedMembership Upgrade Examination, anew improved Membership ApplicationForm, an updated design for our APAWebsite that will offer a number of newadvantages, and other positive surprisesyet to be announced. As is life, there werealso heartbreaks, the most painful wasthe passing of National Office ManagerRobbie Bennett. Those wonderfulmemories we all hold of Robbie willalways be revered in the history of theAmerican Polygraph Association.Getting into this upcoming 50thAnniversary of the American PolygraphIts history is equally fascinating. It wasoriginally the vision of Potter Palmer whowas a Chicago businessman involvedin a variety of endeavors which somesay included his significant role in thedevelopment of downtown Chicago’sState Street. (Remember the Sinatrasong that goes, “State Street, that greatstreet I just want to say they do thingsthat they don’t do on Broadway.” As thestory goes, Mr. Palmer was introducedAPA Magazine 2014, 47(6)19From the BoardA Look at the 50th Anniversary ofthe American Polygraph AssociationAssociation, there are so many thingsto talk about that I didn’t know whereto start or what to cover. I decided Iwould share something that has beena legend to me, and that is the site ofthis 50th year celebration, the famousPalmer House in Chicago. I livedmuch of my life within an hour’sdrive to this Chicago influence andthe Palmer House was as iconic as onewould compare the Pyramid in Egypt.The Palmer House has had some ofthe most famous guests, celebritiesand dignitaries stay there over theyears which includes almost everyUnited States President since the early1900’s, Kings, Royalty, Heads of State,numerous movie stars, recording stars,writers, poets, just to name a few. Justhaving the opportunity of staying inthis place is a thrill.

From the Boardto a wealthy Chicago socialite BerthaHomore, by his former businesspartner Marshal Field (Who’s name isalso famous for the huge multiple storytwo block square department store indowntown Chicago). Potter and Berthabecame engaged, which led to whatwas described as the most extravagantwedding gift of all times, he built theOriginal Palmer house as a weddinggift for his new bride and it openedon September 26, 1871. It took itsplace as the most luxurious hotel in theworld. However, 13 days after its grandopening it was destroyed in the equallyfamous “Great Chicago Fire.”Mr. Palmer then rebuilt the hotelbut what amazed me was that he wasable to obtain a 1.7 million dollarloan on his signature only (and in the1800’s). On November 8, 1873, thenew Palmer House reopened. As aresult, it boasts as the nation’s longestcontinuing operating hotel. By theturn of the century, the Palmer Housebecame the ultimate social centerwhich attracted fame. Trying to listall its notable residents is an almostendless task. It included CharlesDickens and Oscar Wilde. In 1933 theGolden

Gamaleldin, Mark Smith, Robert Badgley, Robert Lundell, James Wygant and Walt Goodson. I am certain to have missed someone, so I apologize to those who deserve to be recognized but were not. And finally, to my wife Lisa, the most famous unknown Managing Editor the APA has ever had.