No, not the title of a new kids novel, it’s news that sex offenders face mandatory lie detector tests.
Fail a lie detector test? Bad luck. “Any offenders found to have broken their licence as a result of a lie detector test would be sent back to prison“.
Lie detectors only work when people think they work. There is no fundamental difference between this approach and putting someone in a room with a “psychic mind reader”. I doubt we would stand for that, and there is no reason we should put up with it just because it looks a little bit like science.
(An alternate title for this blog post was going to be Cargo Cult Cameron. Not sure which I prefer…)