GATEKEEPER MEMOIRS OF A CIA POLYGRAPH EXAMINER PDF

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Brenda rated it did not like it May 03, This may be the best book out of the Central Intelligence Agency that gives a picture of what really happens there. Selected pages Title Page. Unlike other books written by polygraphers, he appears to be less concerned with preaching pro-polygraph propaganda and more concerned with presenting a professional and balanced treatment. Barbara Marconi rated it liked it Apr 14, It fo a personal account of one of the Agency’s many important tasks.

Ellis rated it really liked it Nov 24, Sullivan acknowledges that using the polygraph effectively is an art as much as a science, yet he convincingly argues that it remains a highly reliable screening device, more successful and less costly than the other primary method, background investigation. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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After reading it I thought polygraphy had some merit. This was an interesting and well written book by an author who really knows his stuff. His previous book is “Of Spies and Lies: Sullivan retired from the CIA’s polygraph division after thirty-one years of service. See details for additional description.

Hanssen for example, was never polygraphed, and may not have been detectable because he was so self-righteous and sanctimonious. I probably shouldn’t rate this as I stopped reading after about 60 pages. Eric Examine rated it liked it Dec 08, But Gatekeeper is more than Sullivan’s memoirs. Sullivan retired from the CIA’s polygraph division after thirty-one years of service. nemoirs

He lives in Reston, Virginia. It is also a window to the often acrimonious and memois alarming internal politics of the CIA: Sullivan’s discussion of the political struggles within the CIA, over the polygraph, is extremely interesting.

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I learned that a FEW people can be trained to “beat” a polygraph; most cannot. Sullivan Limited preview – Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Harry Potter Years examijer J. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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The lie detectors act as the Agency’s gatekeepers, preventing foreign agents, unsuitable applicants, and employees guilty of misconduct from penetrating or harming the Agency.

Sullivan also provides fascinating insights into the CIA and FBA cultures vis a vis the polygraph, including the impact of the Ames case. Sullivan opens bare the controversy, including within the agency itself, over the validity of the polygraph. Sullivan acknowledges that using the polygraph effectively is an art as much as a science, yet he convincingly argues that it remains a highly reliable screening device, more successful and less costly than the other primary method, background investigation.

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