The three segments of society that use the polygraph include law enforcement agencies, the legal community, and the private sector. They are further described as follows:

Law Enforcement Agencies

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, State Law Enforcement Agencies, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies such as Police and Sheriff’s Departments.

Legal Community

U.S. Attorney Offices, District Attorney Offices, Public Defender Offices, Defense Attorneys, Parole & Probation Departments.

Private Sector

Companies and Corporations under the restrictions and limitations of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA).

  1. Private citizens in matters not involving the legal or criminal justice system.
  2. Attorneys in civil litigation.