Working with both law enforcement and the private sector (business), I have found that Statement Analysis exceeds the value of the polygraph, in particular, due to the sensitive pick ups of information which goes well beyond just "truth or deception."
Companies can take statements from accusers and those accused and can know who is telling the truth and who is not, and, perhaps, the important other details that enter into these arenas of dispute.
Some cases are just....
Here is one from the Bangor Daily News in which we may find what is so often the case:
a little truth here, a little exaggeration there, and some bad behavior here used to cover bad behavior there...
Some cases are clear cut and we can know the truth, while other cases (many) have elements of boorish or inappropriate behavior coupled with deception, lawsuit and the seeking of money.
What do you make of this story?