Bill Scheve 

Consultant / Retired

For the past ten years, Mr. Scheve along with Dr. Thornton, Lloyd Sinclair, and other SRSTC clinical staff have researched and developed innovative methods for applying polygraph testing procedures to assist clinicians in evaluating SVPs thoughts, fantasies and behaviors in the institutional setting and in the outside world after their release.

Mr. Scheve began his professional involvement with Post-Conviction Sex Offender Tests (PCSOTs) after a distinguished career with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he served as a polygraph examiner in the United States, Europe, and other areas of the world. Upon his retirement he served as investigator/polygraph examiner with the Passaic County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office, and Chief Examiner, Behavioral Measures & Forensic Services, Dallas, Texas, before taking the reins of Behavioral Measures Midwest in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Mr. Scheve is recognized as an authority on polygraph testing in institutional, prison and civil commitment settings and is the co-creator of many of the newly advanced tests being employed among these type facilities. His knowledge of polygraph as a branch of clinical risk assessment is unmatched among practicing polygraph examiners. Additionally, Mr. Scheve relocated for a year to England to help implement sex offender polygraph testing for the British Ministry of Justice Probation/Parole Services. Examiners who have received specialized training from Mr. Scheve in these testing applications report that these new testing approaches have revitalized among clinicians the importance of polygraph’s expanded role in assessing the mental and behavioral status of sexually violent persons inside institutions and among high risk offenders released back into society on probation or parole.

Mr. Scheve will instruct seminar participants in conducting and understanding the applications of Sexual Thoughts & Fantasy Polygraph Testing along with several other unique procedures developed for institutional and civilly committed persons, including the Institutional Treatment Test, the Active Account & Formative Event Test, and Countermeasures among civilly committed and institutionalized inmates.