If you are a suspect in a sexual assault investigation, you may be asked if you will agree to take a polygraph or lie detector test. Should you agree?
The short answer is No.
There is a reason why the results of polygraph examination are not admissible in court. That is because they are not considered sufficiently reliable and are seen by many to be junk or pseudoscience. The police, however, like them. But not necessarily for the reason you might think.