I am asking you to read my book and see if it inspires you, (or anyone you think would be interested), to make a documentary about my story.
Go to my website to purchase a copy of my new book "FROM COP TO CRUSADER: THE STORY OF MY FIGHT AGAINST THE DANGEROUS MYTH OF LIE DETECTION". Or email me with your proposal for a documentary and I'll give you a free copy to review.
You will also be interesed in looking at the MEDIA CLIPS on my website.
I welcome your questions or comments.
My book - "FROM COP TO CRUSADER: THE STORY OF MY FIGHT AGAINST THE DANGEROUS MYTH OF LIE DETECTION", by Doug Williams
If you don’t know anything about the polygraph, read this book and you will be enlightened, infuriated, and entertained. This is the ultimate “whistle blower” book that chronicles the exciting, dangerous, and sometimes hilarious adventures of Doug Williams and his crusade against the multi-billion dollar scam called lie detection; what the inventor of the polygraph referred to as “Frankenstein’s monster”.
Before December of 1988, three out of every four people in private industry in the U.S. had to pass a polygraph test in order to get or keep a job; after December of 1988, that was illegal. How did that happen? Legislation to prohibit this type of polygraph testing had been introduced every year since 1972, and every year it failed to pass – every year, that is, until 1988. Why did that legislation finally succeed? Many say it was primarily due to the efforts of Doug Williams. As a matter of fact, Doug Williams was given the VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE award by the ACLU for being “the one person most responsible for the Employee Polygraph Protection Act becoming a Federal Law”.
This book is an exciting behind the scenes account of Doug’s first very controversial appearance on national television, his intensely explosive testimony in congress, and his work to build grass roots support to outlaw the use of the polygraph. His crusade against the polygraph industry became an obsession, and for many years he lived in the back of a 1967 Chevy panel truck and moved from city to city putting on seminars and going on radio and television talk shows to promote support for legislation that would outlaw the use of the polygraph. It tells of how he exposed the polygraph as a sick joke on CBS 60 MINUTES; in this classic investigative report, three out of three polygraph operators called three different truthful people liars on a crime that never even happened. Doug has been featured on most of the major news programs, and on all of the major television and cable networks including CBS 60 MINUTES, CBS NIGHTWATCH, NBC NIGHTLY NEWS, CNN NEWS, FOX NETWORK’S EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN, NBC DATELINE, FOX NEWS, CNN NEWS STAND, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, BBC, TLC, and SHOWTIME PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! He has been written about in over 1000 newspaper and magazine articles, thousands of blogs, has been interviewed by hundreds of local TV news and talk shows, and personally appeared on over 500 radio talk shows. He has lobbied in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, and was a member of the Office of Technology Assessment studying the validity of the polygraph as a “lie detector”. This book tells of what Doug Williams has done; the dangers he has faced and the victories he has had, and some of the hilarious incidents that occurred along the way. And it tells of all he continues to do to fight the dangerous myth of lie detection.
If you are going to take a polygraph test and you think the polygraph is actually a “lie detector”, you are sadly mistaken; you will see that you must educate yourself about how dangerous the myth of lie detection really is because over 50% of truthful people are called liars by the polygraph. If you have ever taken a polygraph test and failed even though you were telling the truth, read this book and you will understand why. If you are in a position of authority and you require people to submit to a polygraph test, or if you are a polygraph operator, you already know why you are considered by many to be a contemptible scoundrel; but you will probably read this book anyway just to see what Doug has done and what he plans on doing.
Now, please enjoy reading the story of the quixotic adventures of this crazy crusader told in his own words. (The Editor)