is one of the most prolific polygraph examiners working in media today, with an
average of 50 television and commercial appearances per year. During his career
Michael has conducted approx. 6,000 exams and made over 300 national and international
appearances. Michael is available to provide testing, demonstrations and expert
commentary using state-of-the-art computerized equipment. We understand the need
for quality results in addition to high production values. Also available is the
"old fashioned" analog polygraph equipment (paper and moving pens) but
only for demonstration purposes (actual exams are done on computerized equipment).
Call or email
for rates and availability. Since Michael is providing "expert services,"
AFTRA rates and residuals do not apply. Work on PILOTS is usually provided at
no charge (expenses only) if the client agrees to use Michael's exclusive services
for the show if and when it is "picked up" for production.
High School shootings, Robert Chambers "preppie murder" case (Jennifer
Levin murder), JonBenet Ramsey murder, Gary Condit (Chandra Levy murder), Patricia
Rorrer (Joanne Katrinak murder)
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)
appearances - news
48 Hours, MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio (All Things Considered)
Lie Detector Testing
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 !!
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 (ie. 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)
TIME REQUIRED: 45 MINUTES
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
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.