The preventive polygraph test is widely used in various fields of activity. The examination is repetitive at intervals of 3, 6 or 12 months, and the questions asked are built exclusively from the employee’s sphere of activity.
The Polygraph Test applied for Preventive Purposes
The preventive polygraph test is widely used in various fields of activity (all forms of commerce, military and intelligence services, private security services, banking institutions, goods transport, etc.). The examination has a repetitive character being applied at intervals of 3, 6 or 12 months and the questions asked are built exclusively from the employee’s sphere of activity. The purpose of the test is to determine whether the person examined has had an honest conduct at his place of work between the previous and the current examinations. If possible fraudulent actions are identified, administrative inquiries will be made regarding the person / area of activity / the deed committed / the damage caused.
The human factor has been and will remain the most important component in the sphere of socio-economic relations through its unlimited capacity to produce positive value. Unfortunately, at the same time, the human factor presents the highest risk of vulnerability by exposing itself to a number of unpredictable factors. In everyday life we sometimes hear, for example – in the case of a car accident with serious consequences, the phrase “… he drove 20 years without having any road event and now killed a person …”.
Well, we have to recognize that some people, in particular positions with the management of material goods, have other values, they can radically change their honest behavior previously made by taking certain decisions under the influence of momentary impulses. The decision to acquire illegally fraudulent amounts of money in a short amount of time is usually determined by the need to satisfy some vices hidden to the family or employer (drug use, gambling, extramarital relationships).
Under these conditions, the application of polygraph tests for preventive purposes is more than justified when various changes in the behavior, the appearance of goods (jewelry, car, etc.), the payment of some pressing debt, the attendance of previously avoided clubs, the display of some outfits its expensive In the cases registered at the level of the judicial psychology cabinet – polygraph examinations, we have found statistically that in 80% of the cases when stolen jewelery or various amounts of money from private residences or from the headquarters of some companies, the involved ones lost the money to gambling or to pawn the jewelery, and the money they earned was subsequently lost to gambling.