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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Other notes Item Details. In an age when the intelligence community’s conduct is rightly being questioned, Sullivan contributes a fascinating personal account of one of the Agency’s many important tasks. In the thousands of tests that Sullivan conducted, he discovered double agents, applicants with criminal backgrounds, and employee misconduct, including compromising affairs and the mishandling of classified information.

Sullivan demystifies many of the misconceptions about this instrument and the role played by its practitioners. Sullivan Snippet view – Sullivan also provides fascinating insights into the CIA and FBA cultures vis a vis the polygraph, including the impact of the Ames case. Sullivan Snippet view – Not perfect and perhaps not what it used to be, but during our transition to open sources quite good.

English Choose a language for shopping. Sullivan’s discussion of the political struggles within the CIA, over the polygraph, is extremely interesting.


Gatekeeper : Memoirs of a CIA Polygraph Examiner by John F. Sullivan (2008, Paperback)

Sullivan was a polygraph examiner with the CIA for thirty-one years, during which time he conducted more tests than anyone in the history of the CIA’s program. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Please try again later. I learned that a FEW people can be trained to “beat” a polygraph; most cannot. Bryan rated it really liked it Mar 28, And while I am not an expert, Sullivan’s argument that the supposedly scientific tests that have failed to validate the polygraph were very poorly designed looked very convincing to me.

Sullivan Potomac Books, Inc. Account Options Sign in. Sullivan Limited preview – The Art of the Polygraph. Lykken, the Academy, and I agree that there is no credibile evidence for polygraph accuracy that polygrraph up to scientific scutiny. Unfortunately it can also generate false confessions. Write a customer review. Sullivan opens bare the controversy, including within the agency itself, over the validity of the polygraph.

Paperback John Grisham Books. It simply ain’t science. Selected pages Title Page. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The book is well written and I have no hesitation recommending it gaekeeper although I recommend reading Lykken’s brilliant book first. His candor is often impressive.


Sam Del Rosario rated it really liked it Sep 20, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. If I’m ever ordered to take a polygraph or else, I’ll be asking a lot of questions about the competence of the examiner, who else reviews the video — and it had better be videoed — and who I file a report with when I judge that the examiner is an incompetent bully out to get me.

Pantaleon Fassbender rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Paperback Mark Sullivan Books. He lives in Reston, Virginia. The author admits they are art, not science.

Gatekeeper: Memoirs of a CIA Polygraph Examiner

I probably shouldn’t rate this as I stopped reading after about 60 pages. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Such a potentially interesting topic presented in such a boring way. The whole story is out, warts and all, including Operation Bad Apples. Ian rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Only John Sullivan would have written Gatekeeper.