Confessions of a Lie Detector

years of theft, sex, and murder

Confessions of a Lie Detector is a true crime memoir that draws upon thirty years of working with people accused of crimes. Gordon Barland, Ph.D., retired Chief of the Research Division, Department of Defen se Polygraph Institute, called this book a “must read.” Barland said the author, “offers insights into why people lie, later confess, and yet sometimes recant.” He characterized Wygant’s writing as reflecting, “...the heart of a poet and soul of a philosopher.” What happens to us when accused, rightly or wrongly? How do we defend ourselves? Here is the human side of the news, the deeper story that the media never reaches.

“Imagine getting to spend an evening with a man who for decades has sat across from thieves, rapists, and murderers, with the polygraph on his side. Imagine, too, that he is a marvelous story-teller with wit, literary sensibilities, and brilliant insights into lying and the human psyche.”

Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.

Author of Behind the Door of Deceit: Understanding the Biggest Liars in Our Lives

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