Lie detector tests to be used by police in South Yorkshire

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Lie detection tests are to be used by South Yorkshire Police to help determine the level of risk sex offenders pose in the community.

Two officers – DCs Andy Tinker and Richard Chambers – are undergoing training to become polygraph examiners to help the force better understand and manage sex offenders.

The tests will be used alongside existing measures to assess the risk posed by registered sex offenders living in South Yorkshire communities, in the hope of reducing re-offending rates.


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