Polygraph Services

Dr. Stainback is an internationally recognized expert in insider threats and work place aberrant behaviors. Dr. Stainback leverages this extensive experience with his certification as a Forensic Psychophysiologist (Polygraph Examiner) especially observing human behavioral forms of deception. As a graduate of the American International Institute of Polygraph, Dr. Stainback is familiar with the latest techniques and trends in polygraph testing and couples his training and practical experience as an examiner with his extensive industrial security, law enforcement, international and academic (research) experience. Dr. Stainback serves on American Polygraph Association (APA) committees and is an Associate Editor of Polygraph & Forensic Credibility Assessment: A Journal of Science and Field Practice.

You will find Dr. Stainback’s polygraph examination costs competitive. Dr. Stainback provides a free phone or video consultation for a private polygraph exam. A refundable scheduling fee of $100 dollars is required to schedule the polygraph, review the specific issues, the polygraph process, and develop the target questions with the requester (client). The $100 scheduling fee is necessary to guard against no-shows on the day of the exam thus will be applied towards the examination total cost upon arrival. Please contact Dr. Stainback or complete a discrete inquiry form or HIPAA complient telehealth video call today to discuss or schedule your appointment.

All examinations are administered in accordance with state laws and are confidential. The results are only released in writing to those designated by the examinee.

Please keep in mind, the polygraph exam is the recognized standard for the detection of deception. The exam is a highly regarded and accurate process used extensively across the US Government, Law Enforcement agencies and the private sector (under certain circumstances). The polygraph instrument is not a lie detector (test) by itself, however the polygraph process, to detect deception, has been proven to be extremely effective to determine if someone is being deceptive (or not) to specific and relevant issues. The polygraph process involves both the highly qualified examiner and the cooperation of the examinee. The success of the polygraph process depends on the relationship established between the examiner and the examinee; the specificity of the test questions; the physiology and psychological condition of the examinee; the environment; the recordable instrument; and the expert interpretation of the results through a series of tests. Examinations are designed to explore an examinee's truthfulness to a previous act or behavior while examining them to a set of test standards set-forth by the American Polygraph Association. As a member of the APA, Dr. Stainback pledges to follow rules and regulations to the highest standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct.

Dr. Stainback is a graduate of the American International Institute of Polygraph and an associate member of the American Polygraph Association and a member of the Tennessee Polygraph Association (TPA).

Dr. Stainback has an American Polygraph Association Certification of Training in Post-Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Testing (PCSOT) and performs PCSOT (testing) for the Tennessee Sex Offender Treatment Board (TSOTB).

Dr. Joseph R Stainback IV is fully licensed in the State of Tennessee (Lic #113) and the Commonwealths of Virginia (Lic. #16-01001089) and Kentucky.


David L. Motsinger Horizon Award

American Polygraph Association prestigious David L. Motsinger Horizon Award .. “in recognition of a shining star in the polygraph profession or association who early in their career demonstrates loyalty, professionalism and dedication to the polygraph profession.” Mr. Motsinger was a dedicated polygraph examiner for the Indiana State police while serving the APA and other polygraph organizations.

IARPA CASE Challenge - 3rd Place Award 2019

Dr. Joseph R. Stainback IV - Strategic Cognitive and Mobility Room (SCAMR) - SCAMR employs an Escape Room concept and an Espionage scenario to incentivize participant deception and elicit reactions through a series of puzzles, riddles, and strategy.

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