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Polygraphy revisited: U.S. v. Scheffer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10212033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
U.S. v. Scheffer is a case that poses two questions. First, must a defendant who wishes to place polygraphic evidence before the court be allowed to do so for fear that refusal will create a Constitutional issue by depriving him of due process? Second, is polygraphic evidence admissible evidence at all, as defined by the Military Rule of Evidence or the Federal Rules of Evidence? The case, originally tried in Court-Martial, was reviewed by two military courts of appeal, with resulting judicial dissention leading to the granting of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court. In its decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the refusal of the Court-Martial to admit the requested polygraphic evidence.
M G Goldzband
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1093-6793     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-08     Completed Date:  1999-06-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708963     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Forensic Psychiatric Training, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Civil Rights / legislation & jurisprudence*
Military Personnel / legislation & jurisprudence*
Truth Disclosure*
United States

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