But few studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of VSA software in general, and until now, none of these tested VSA in the field—that is, in a real-world environment such as a jail. ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Not to mention the tester says I have had multiple domestic abuse situations along with having a illegal or controlled substance in my posession. So, just because your state doesn't allow something that other states do allow, proves nothing. Anyone who has ever read about Polygraphs for more than 5 minutes knows they are useless. I vaguely remember having a conversation recorded but it was at a time that felt like a typical interview. This component of the process is pretty cut and dry. Be honest and don't try to find ways to "beat the system". -Focus on each event as it comes. (You). 8) Well hello my fellow Polygraph/ CVSA skeptics, this afternoon I took my CVSA for a local agency. You will be fine just relax. If I was an employer, I would rather know I have hired someone less then perfect that is honest, then someone who comes across as too perfect and is deceitful. The monetary costs are substantial: it can cost up to $20,000 to purchase LVA. I was so fucking confused and disheartened, the whole 2-3 month long process came down to this bullshit. Image Source: Flickr user Valerie Everett. It remains to be seen, however, if any deterrence factor dissipates as word spreads about the accuracy rate of VSA software programs. yeh i find no reason to lie but i was wondering what to expect so i dont get tripped up, for example when i went to an interview at a police department near me i was tripped up by the first question, "tell us about you" lol i know its stupid to be tripped up by that question but it kinda caught me by surprise, Thanks I plan on being fully honest , so next step should be the oral board, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. "The CVSA examination requires completely different countermeasures compared to the polygraph. The CVSA examiner is looking for one thing and one thing only. Expect to answer a questionnaire about yourself, and then expect to be asked those same questions a million different ways. After that he stops i was just waiting for him to falsely pull a question out and acuse me of some deception...NOPE never happened he infomred me to take the mic off and he went on about his military career or something. You and I both know it is bullshit, but I will answer honestly because I respect this career more than I respect this archaic voodoo. -Suit up! when i inhale if he isn't finished asking the question i must exhale - and vice versa. Plain and simple. If you have a clean record then you will be fine. Think about questions as they are asked. I ask this so i can better prepare myself for the test it self. Why would you admit it? -Pick a running buddy. [note 13] Hansen, M., "Untrue Confessions," ABA Journal, July 1999, 50–53; Wagner, D., "Arguments Rage Over Voice-Stress Lie Detector," Arizona Republic, October 10, 2005; and "Innocent Until Proved Guilty? In addition, there is a stupid pretest, a post test interrogations, and a repeat of questions. -Offer encouragement to your fellow applicant! I'm not a cop, or an expert. I have similar anxiety issues as you and I passed it. the whole time during the test my mind was elsewhere except on the question and i will tell you that I was not 100% truthfull with the NAZI examiner. "ABC News, March 30, 2006. This is pretty thorough and I agree with it 100% - I smoked weed when I was younger; I owned up to it, even told them I don't regret it either, I just knew when it was time to grow up and make a choice with what I can and can't do to have a professional career. I just took my first CVSA the other day. -If you passed the physical fitness test, you should be alright here. I was greated by a Conman by the name of Detective %^&%$. To arrive at this conclusion, we first calculated two percentage rates: Both VSA programs had a low sensitivity rate, identifying an average of 15 percent of the responses by arrestees who lied (based on the urine test) about recent drug use for all five drugs. Choose a random number and start counting down backwards in your head when trying to pee. As a job applicant, you have a lot riding on passing the exam. Ever? [note 9] Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph, National Research Council, The Polygraph and Lie Detection, Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2003. Thanks knowledge is def. Ok now he says he ready for the test he then says he has to calibrate the machine HAHAHA i really think he was playing solitare or something. In order to obtain the desired result, passing the CVSA, you will need to practice the following response patterns. Mods should put this post in the side bar. 8) Well hello my fellow Polygraph/ CVSA skeptics, this afternoon I took my CVSA for a local agency. In the VSA study, arrestees were told that a computer program was being used that would detect deceptive answers. I said that I didn't appreciate the false accusation, and that this whole thing seems like a farce. During the pre-test, if you admit to anything in these counterintelligence or lifestyle areas, you will be drilled in that area.  We found that the average accuracy rate for all five drugs was approximately 50 percent. they can't eat you, the box is a joke. So after seeing a really cool counselor, I was given some tips on how to relax in various stages of the process. The findings of our study revealed: Using these percentages to determine the overall accuracy rates of the two VSA programs, we found that their ability to accurately detect deception about recent drug use was about 50 percent. How you vocally respond to certain questions. Researchers with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (including this author) used these VSA programs while questioning more than 300 arrestees about their recent drug use. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the ProtectAndServe community. Press J to jump to the feed. If the tester goes by a written plan, then of course they will be able to be "gotten". (note: I am not a certified CVSA tester, nor do I currently work for the government (technically), I am only an enthusiast). So perhaps the answer to the question "Does VSA work?" Although some research studies have shown that several features of speech pattern differ under stress,,  it is unclear whether VSA can detect deception-related stress. Thank you very much. Rather than researching a bunch of vocabulary words, read 20 pages of a book per day just to wrap your head around the english language. [note 7] Barland, G., "The Use of Voice Changes in the Detection of Deception," Polygraph 31 (2) (2002): 145–153. We just chatted about the military then, almost as an afterthought, they handed me a sheet of strange questions toward the end and just asked me to answer them. CVSA? Secure .gov websites use HTTPS The National Institute of Justice funded a study to evaluate two of the most popular VSA software programs in a real-world (that is, nonlaboratory) setting in which jeopardy—the threat of penalty—was present. Be respectful, but stick to that decision. Seriously, when you exercise your memory, it gets stronger and will help you with the memory section of the test if there is one. To determine whether a bogus pipeline effect existed in our study, we compared the percentage of deceptive answers to data from the Oklahoma City Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) study (1998–2004), which was conducted by the same VSA researchers in the same jail using the same protocols. Own your mistakes. I don't remember the stress test. Following each interview, the arrestee provided a urine sample that was later tested for the presence of the five drugs. In order to obtain the desired result, passing the CVSA, you will need to practice the following response patterns. Benincasa, and J. Grieco, "Evaluation of Voice Stress Analysis Technology," Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2005. Some questions they will ask you to lie about. I had no idea they were even looking at that. Admit it only when asked. Comment. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. They're going to ask you what they think is relevant and pertinent to the investigation. You can enhance your privacy when browsing and posting to this forum by using the free and open source Tor Browser and posting as a guest (using a fake e-mail address such as email@example.com) or registering with a free, anonymous ProtonMail e-mail account. Just be honest and be yourself. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. power, and i went in there armed as too anyone else who takes this joke of a test. An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice. in other words, if im supposed to breath naturally, relax and exhale just after saying "no" or "yes", i would have to time it perfectly in order for the examiner not to notice cm's. My apologies i made an edit to my post to explain them. I KNOW I have never stolen merchandise or anything else from any one else. A place for discussion on law enforcement and criminal justice issues. I'm assuming this is a polygraph type of thing, by googling CVSA. I know the BOP also uses the CVSA. -Make a list. They said that if I just fessed up and told them what I'd done, they wouldn't fail me, but they'd mention it in the application and it would be evaluated later.