Polygraph Examiner Demonstrates Craft in Deceptive Communication

Every once in a while, community members with special expertise graciously volunteer their time to share their knowledge with our students. Bill Gillespie of Gillespie Polygraph, www.gillespiepolygraph.com, is such a person.  This is his second time visiting our Deceptive Communication class (COMG 472). This particular course acquaints students with the theories and research on how people craft deceptive messages and the methods people use to detect deception. On March 17, 2014, Mr. Gillespie provided background on when polygraph examinations are used and the importance of the interviewing skills of polygraph examiners.  Mr. Gillespie even conducted a sample polygraph examination on one of the students in the class, Filippo Viola (shown in photograph).