The Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD) of the State of Connecticut recently released public information indicating the EyeDetect lie detection technology is now being used for assessment and testing by Adult Sex Offender Services on a multi-year plan beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The contract calls for the state to administer 2,300 EyeDetect and polygraph exams annually.
Adult Sex Offender Services maximizes public safety and reduces re-offense rates by overseeing the assessment and treatment services for known sex offenders under probation or parole. Many cases require assessment and evaluation prior to release and assessment. Other cases require evaluation and treatment as a condition of parole, community release or probation supervision.
In addition to assessment and evaluations, this group oversees case management, home visits, treatment, discharge planning, communication and reporting, and training and technical assistance.
One Converus Service Partner based in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. George Deitchman, an expert who has evaluated and treated sex offenders for 30+ years, a polygraph examiner since 2009 and an expert and trainer in the use of EyeDetect, has successfully used EyeDetect to test sex offenders in Florida since 2017.
“I’ve used EyeDetect with a number of clients to test for specific and maintenance issues, as well as sexual histories,” said Deitchman. “While traditionally we’ve used polygraph testing, the use of a pupillometry technology like EyeDetect — and its ability to measure subject physiological responses to test questions in an entirely different way — is helpful for some clients with extraneous movement or other testing issues. In addition, EyeDetect’s automation achieves similar or better results than other methods that require an examiner to do the testing and scoring.”
Deitchman added that when he’s used polygraph and EyeDetect in tandem — as a check on each other and to significantly increase outcome confidence of the testing — it’s been well received by probation officers and attorneys.
Adult Sex Offender Services has three types of assessment exams: full sexual history, maintenance (to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of parole/probation), and specific events. EyeDetect will be used principally for maintenance testing and for clients who, due to medical issues, are not suited to be examined with traditional polygraph.
The State of Connecticut first started using EyeDetect in July 2020 because of its ability to assess individuals while following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended social distancing guidelines.
EyeDetect, manufactured by Utah-based technology company Converus, is a noncontact, scientifically validated lie detection technology that accurately detects deception in 15-30 minutes by analyzing involuntary eye behavior. It’s currently used by more than 600 customers worldwide.
For more information, visit converus.com.
More faux science used to take the freedom away from American citizens.. in “the land of the free”. The nazis are here with the consent of the governed.
First they came for lies through polygraphs, then they came for stimulation of your groin, now they come for your eyes. What’s next… dreams? These people are scarier than Freddy Krueger. My lips, my groin, my eyes, my thoughts, my body and life. None of your damn business and pointing your finger at everyone and take a look in the mirror!!
What a waste of time and money
Registrants are picked for the most unconstitutional, offensive, and degrading treatment because these perverse authoritarians know the public will only tolerate such injustices when they are used in this manner. One day soon, perhaps, Americans may find that the technology was simply being perfected for a much wider scope of use.
officercoma sounds about right. Maybe the company also builds prisons to house the “successful” use of its product. Knowing what “successfully used EyeDetect” means could help clarify. What a bland, glib press release/advertisement this is. Support your local police state.
Anytime the phrase “scientifically validated” is used in conjunction with anything that has to do with sex offenders, it’s probably a load of s**t.
Also, I thought those sex offender “treatment” programs were so confident with the accuracy of the polygraph? I mean they — and infectious institutions like CA SOMB — stand behind the lie detector like a preacher preaching the gospel at the beach pier.
Why the need to alter or find better alternatives to the polygraph when it’s so accurate and works so well?
Man, government is such a scam. Like a YUUUGE scam.
Every year it is something new. If you look at all the different policies and restrictions the other states are trying (in this case, Connecticut) it makes you wonder. If you live in another state I’d be worried. What one state is doing, the other states are watching. Watching to see if that restriction gets positive or negative results. If this EyeDetect takes off, it’s only a matter of time until is comes to all other 49 states. Imagine how rich the owner of EyeDetect will be if that happens.
This is not new. In the late 1980’s early 1990’s I worked for a company that hired a guy that said he could determine the work characteristics of employees by scanning their eyes. Not with computerized mechanisms, but with a chart that showed cornea movement during questioning that he would refer to. Not too professional. Haha! This is same thing that these snake oil salesmen are doing. Its a total scam! But, our gov that is made up of a bunch of f*ing greedy idiots are buying in. I wish I could remember the company’s name that did this. Maybe there is a tie to this new absurdity. If I remember, I will be sure to out them. We must stay strong and take the offensive to stop this bullshit!
Garbage in, Garbage out. Polygraphs are so accurate they don’t hold up in court. Attaching or inserting a device is so accurate here’s another technology that’s even better. Involuntarily eye movement is “scientifically validated” ….oh sure it is. These fools keep reaching for different colored straws in a gigantic bin full of straws and are amazed when they find a new color. No singular universal tell exists for detecting truth or lies in people.
I wonder which lobbyists promoted the technology. Obviously, no congressman has much of an idea how this kind of tech works much less the constitutional implications. No doubt the sex offender has been a guinea pig for certain types.
So the major fallacy (believed by the uneducated) with these so-called scientific devices that purport to detect “deception” is that there are no other possible explanations or causes as to why your body physiologically reacts to the question being asked OTHER THAN you are being deceptive (read: lying). Get it? NO other reason could possibly exist! This, of course, is an unproven hypothesis, and generally the reason why polygraphs are not allowed as evidence in criminal proceedings. Polygraphers are aware of this fallacy, so they are forced to say “Your answer indicates deception”. What is more accurate is to say “The polygraph has detected physiological changes that are consistent with those who are seeking to be deceptive”. They cannot say “You’re lying”.
But the uneducated and uninformed probation officer or treatment counselor buys into the “lie detector” fallacy….you MUST be lying. And so begins the third degree: “What are you hiding?? Just tell the truth!!”
I am reasonably confident that the same or similar fallacy applies to this new “eye examination device”.
Just close your eyes!
The question is why is it specifically used for sex offenders? Aren’t there other bad guys who lie? Looks like the same BS as the polygraph. I’d be interested to see if this crap is accepted in court as evidence.
EyeDetect – just another tool to help the parole dept violate you.
My treatment provider believed that if you had a inconclusive on one of your polygraph questions it meant you were holding something back or not quite lying but not telling the truth. This meant to them and justified to them to have you come twice a week to group instead of only once a week. And of course that means another $40 in their pocket each week for about 3 months until your next poly.
The best part was when I was first evaluated by a doctor (when I was first paroled) to determine if I needed further treatment other than what I received in prison. The doctor did a 5 minute eval and determined I needed further treatment. That was odd because in prison the head of the psychology department told me with the treatment I received in prison I came far enough that he felt I would not need further treatment on the outside once paroled. So now this doctor who does the eval on the outside says I need further treatment. Come to find out this doctor works for the treatment provider I will be going to for $40 a week. So of course this doctor will say I need further treatment. He gets to know me for 5 minutes, determines I need further treatment but the head of the psychology department who had known me for 3 years said he felt I did not need any further treatment.
Can we say “Conflict of Interest”? – Are there any laws about that?
And the best part of all of this was that the first group session I went to I was informed by one of the group leaders that i would be attending group weekly until I maxed my parole (about three years). This meant I would never have the opportunity to graduate and not have to attend group any longer. So they held my freedom to the tune of ransom $40 per week.
“In addition to assessment and evaluations, this group oversees case management, home visits, treatment, discharge planning, communication and reporting, and training and technical assistance.”
But states still pass laws prohibiting RPs from obtaining decent housing and employment. Hypocrites.
I don’t know how this so called test works, but what if someone has an eye condition that causes involuntary movement? You going to say that person is lying? To me this just seems like another example of lumping all RPs into one group, and I seriously doubt this kind of “test” would hold up in court because there is absolutely NO test that can prove someone is lying.
“Adult Sex Offender Services maximizes public safety and reduces re-offense rates…” but I thought registries were supposed to keep the public safe? I guess with this “scientifically proven” test, we can do away with registries then.
Some people probably need extra treatment once released from prison if this technology actually works it could possibly prevent people from reoffending most people who have to take those classes committed some of the most disgusting crimes you can think of
Good luck 😇
No idea if this technology works or not but every person with a brain knows that big government should never, ever be trusted. No “treatment” that they provide is going to be useful. They are idiots.
De-fund. Everywhere, in every way. Identify individuals who support Registries and this kind of nonsense and deliver real life consequences to them. They are not our fellow citizens or, in many cases, even humans.
What is next the hot metal on the tongue? The basic ritual consists of the accused being asked to lick a hot metal object (spoon, ladle, rod, etc.) … If the person undergoing the ritual is found to have a scarred or burnt tongue, it is concluded that he was lying. The Howeitat Bedouin call this ritual “the true light of God”.
Here we go with the Minority Report bahaaaa
This seems like something right out of a Clockwork Orange.
And if the authorities throw you in a body of water and you don’t sink you must be a witch.