1996 to 2004, Michael was one of the most prolific polygraph
examiners working in media. During his career Michael has
conducted over 8,000 exams and made over 350 national and
Testing - Exams will be provided by Dr. Martin for any legitimate purpose,
such as fidelity, theft, drugs, murder, verification of stories, or veracity
of witnesses. Due to time constraints these actual exams are never fully televised,
but can be partially recreated for viewers. Standard fees apply for this service
unless other arrangements are made.
Demonstrations - Polygraph procedures can be demonstrated
for viewers in only a few minutes. Since these are not actual exams, we can
easily show how the sensors are attached and the charts are produced during
a series of "mock" questions. Note that any results derived from "demonstration" testing
will have no validity. Dr. Martin will provide demonstrations for travel
expenses only provided adequate promotional consideration is given.
Polygraph equipment rental - Polygraph equipment is available
for rent. Visit Polygraph Rental for
Interviews - Dr. Martin is available for interview, discussion
and commentary as scheduling permits, and will charge for travel expenses only
provided adequate promotional consideration is given.
Pilots - Michael Martin is available for polygraph testing
for "spec" shows
or pilots anywhere in the world. Work on pilots is usually provided for travel
expenses only provided the client agrees to use Michael's exclusive services
for the show if it is "picked up" for production, otherwise standard rates
Commercials - Dr. Martin is available for testing to verify
product information, effectiveness, safety, or any other factual issues regarding
a particular product, service, or company. Call to discuss fees.
Columbine High School
shootings, Robert Chambers "preppie murder" case (Jennifer Levin murder), JonBenet
Ramsey murder, Gary Condit (Chandra Levy murder), Patricia Rorrer (Joanne
Katrinak murder), Mike
Tyson paternity lawsuit.
Mythbusters, Sci-Fi Channel's
Proof Positive, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ricki Lake, Queen
Latifah, Maury Povich, Forgive or Forget, Morton Downey Jr.
Richard Bey, Howard Stern, Judge Mills Lane, Deminski & Doyle, Dr. Gilda
Carle Show, Dr. Joy Browne Show, Baerbel Schafer Show (Germany),
Amazing Stories (Japan).
appearances - news
48 Hours, MSNBC, WNBC News, Fox News, National Public Radio
(All Things Considered)
Lie Detector testing using the polygraph is the most accurate and reliable method
of determining truth or deception, boasting accuracy rates of 95% or better when
conducted properly. Michael provides top-quality exams administered to American
Polygraph Association guidelines. To insure maximum accuracy levels, sufficient
time must be allowed for each exam conducted.
is no such thing as a 15 minute polygraph !!
Any examiner who
says that an effective polygraph can be run in 15-20 minutes is not providing
exams to any acceptable standard of practice, and can not be providing reliable
results. Some clients feel that the mere presence of a polygraph will encourage
confessions and deter unlawful acts (i.e. cheating in a fishing tournament).
This may be true for a short time until a few subjects learn that such an exam
can be easily beaten, and then the test becomes counterproductive. A properly
conducted exam must include the following steps. If any step is left out of the
process, the results can not be relied upon.
Introduction and explanation of procedure and equipment (requires 10-15 minutes)
2. Collect background information and medical history (requires 5-10 minutes)
3. Discussion of case facts and obtaining of statement (requires 10-50 minutes)
4. Examiner designs questions and reviews with subject (requires 5-15 minutes)
5. Run polygraph charts (2-4 charts @ 5 minutes each) (requires 10-20 minutes)
6. Chart analysis by examiner (requires 5-10 minutes)
MINIMUM TIME REQUIRED:
AVERAGE TIME REQUIRED: 90 MINUTES
you are considering a 15-20 minute polygraph exam, we recommend you save your
money and flip a coin. The resulting accuracy will be about the same.
regarding televised exams
Due to the sensitive
and personal nature of polygraph, the amount of time it takes to perform
a proper exam, and the amount of "dead time" during an exam, most polygraph exams are "recreated" for
the benefit of viewers. It is a standard of the American Polygraph Association
that (1) no determination of truth or deception can be made if the actual
exam is televised, and (2) recreated or reenacted exams should be portrayed
as such to viewers.