ASTM E2080 - 06

    Standard Guide for Clinical Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Examinations for Sex Offenders

    Active Standard ASTM E2080 | Developed by Subcommittee: E52.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    Clinical PDD examinations refer to the employment of polygraph instrumentation for the purpose of detecting deception or verifying truthfulness of statements of individuals under court supervision, or in treatment for the commission of a sex offense.

    Clinical PDD examinations are specifically intended to assist in the detection, treatment, or supervision of sex offenders.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes procedures for conducting a clinical polygraph examination (CPE), to include, but not limited to, post conviction sex offender testing (PCSOT). This PDD model is specifically intended to assist in the treatment and supervision of sex offenders on probation, parole, or a deferred prosecution alternative.

    1.2 This guide also applies to the conduct of clinical polygraph examinations for therapeutic purposes when requested by a presiding legal authority.

    1.3 This guide directs that such examiners for this application are specifically trained in issues associated with supervision and treatment of sex offenders.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E2000 Guide for Minimum Basic Education and Training of Individuals Involved in the Detection of Deception (PDD)

    E2035 Terminology Relating to Forensic Psychophysiology

    E2062 Guide for PDD Examination Standards of Practice

    E2064 Guide for Minimum Continuing Education of Individuals Involved in Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD)

    E2163 Guide for Minimum Training Requirements for Examiners Conducting Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Testing of Sex Offenders in Treatment, Probation or Other Similar Programs


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.040.55 (Diagnostic equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2080-06

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