ASTM E2439 - 09

    Standard Guide for Instrumentation, Sensors and Operating Software Used in Forensic Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (Polygraph) Examinations

    Active Standard ASTM E2439 | Developed by Subcommittee: E52.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    This guide sets forth the minimum requirements for instrumentation and software when conducting PDD examinations. For additional information see Practice E1954 and Guide E2000.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the minimum requirements for instrumentation (both analog and computerized systems), sensors and operating software used in the forensic psychophysiological detection of deception (PDD). As a minimum, such instrumentation shall simultaneously record an individuals respiratory, electrodermal, and cardiovascular activity.

    1.2 This guide does not prohibit additional components, which may be offered as supplemental measurements of physiological change. Additional recording components may be used in addition to but not to replace the required minimum components.


    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

    E1954 Practice for Conduct of Research in Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (Polygraph)

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

    E2035 Terminology Relating to Forensic Psychophysiology


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.020 (Medical sciences and health care facilities in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2439-09

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