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theguardian - 29 days ago

Government terror adviser criticises lie-detector plans

Jonathan Hall QC said making sentencing decisions using polygraphs would be unacceptableThe government’s adviser on terror legislation has warned that there is “no magic test” to determine the risks posed by a terrorist on release from prison, in further criticism of recently announced proposals to examine them with lie detectors.Jonathan Hall QC said in a speech that it was “impossible to guard against all risks” of violent reoffending and that any system which handed over sentencing decisions to “risk experts” using polygraphs or any other method would be unacceptable. Continue reading...


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