Lie Detectors: A Social History

Lie Detectors: A Social History

by Kerry Segrave

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786416189
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2003
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Cultural historian Kerry Segrave is the author of dozens of books on such diverse topics as drive-in theaters, ticket-scalping, lie detectors, jukeboxes, smoking and shoplifting. He lives in British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1.Ancient Truth, the Years to 18693
2.The Black Box Takes Shape, 1870 to 192910
3.A Painless Third Degree, 1930 to 194121
4.The Polygraph Spreads in Cold War America, 1940s to 1950s48
5.Government Use Increases, 1960s73
6.The PSE: A New Truth Machine, 1970s101
7.Business Embraces the Truth Machine, 1970s111
8.The Government Blocks the Box, 1980s134
9.The LD Survives; New Ideas Surface, 1990s to 2002168
10.Conclusion183
Notes187
Bibliography201
Index213

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