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Is narco -analysis test perfect route to find out truth ? how this test is perfomed ? what kind of drug is used or injected on the subject?

Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 26 Jun '08 03:48 pm
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u cannot get 100% truth out of a person during inquisition coz u r only making the person semiconcious...it actually lowers the persons inhibitions...interfering with his nervous system and thus making it difficult to lie..but not really making him tell the truth.

for details...please go thru the following excerpt..

"A brief outline of the narco-analysis test:

The narco-analysis test is conducted by mixing three grams of Sodium Pentothal or Sodium Amytal dissolved in 3000 ml of distilled water. Narco test refers to the practice of administering barbiturates or certain other chemical substances, most often Pentothal Sodium, to lower a subjects inhibitions, in the hope that the subject will more freely share information and feelings. A person is able to lie by using his imagination. In the narco-analysis test, the subjects inhibitions are lowered by interfering with his nervous system at the molecular level. In this state, it becomes difficult, though not impossible for h ...more
Answered by sumita ganguly, 26 Jun '08 05:17 pm

 
  
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dear Joyesh Bhaai,
Narco analysis test is a complex procedure n Stone heart has already given you a copied answer from Yahoo answers.
In simple words its done by passing Sodium Amytal through blood so that person can get into a semi conscious state.
Yeah its almost impossible for the person subjected to lie as he/she looses control over the sensory nerves n brain till the effect of the drug.So one can reveal anything from the person.

But the biggest irony is that Indian courts havnt approved the liability of this test so the results of such tests cant be given as an evidence in court.Pity on our judiciary who isnt willing to change herself with changing time.

But at last------Joyesh its all about Human's mind.Its still hard to get into it.Most complex thing it has been.
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Answered by prashant sharma, 26 Jun '08 06:13 pm

 
  
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I dont think it works cent percent.
I am also not aware of the drugs used for this test.
Answered by Cocktail, 26 Jun '08 04:14 pm

 
  
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School minister Jim Knight, uk...said...

The testing regime in England, with its national tests and school league tables, seems set to face further criticism from the committee of MPs, when its report is published on Tuesday.

"There's something wrong with the amount of testing and assessment we're doing, the quality of testing and assessment we're doing, and the unseen consequences of that testing for the whole school culture," .

Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 26 Jun '08 05:04 pm

 
  
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A person is able to lie by using his imagination. In the Narco Analysis Test, the subject's inhibitions are lowered by interfering with his nervous system at the molecular level. In this state, it becomes difficult though not impossible for him to lie. In such sleep-like state efforts are made to obtain "probative truth" about the crime. Experts inject a subject with hypnotics like Sodium Pentothal or Sodium Amytal under the controlled circumstances of the laboratory. The dose is dependent on the person's sex, age, health and physical condition. The subject which is put in a state of hypnotism is not in a position to speak up on his own but can answer specific but simple questions after giving some suggestions. This type of test is not always admissible in the law courts.
Answered by Stone Heart, 26 Jun '08 04:36 pm

 
  
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It is a co-ercive method of interrogation, which is perhaps against human rights.
More recently, police officials in our country are lured by one or two pseudoscientists to the practice of narcoanalysis to extract confessions from accused persons. The police are misguided to think that narcoanalysis is a boon to the police to make breakthroughs. This technique, as claimed by the police, is neither modern nor an internationally accepted one having its origin in the early 1920s. Drugs are supposed to relax the individual's defenses to the extent that he unknowingly reveals truths he has been trying to conceal. This investigative technique cannot be considered as humanitarian and as an alternative to physical torture, but could be dubbed as "psychological third degree", raising serious questions of individual rights and liberties. The civilized nations abhor the use of chemical agents in the guise of truth serum "to make people do things against their will".
Answered by jameel ahmed, 26 Jun '08 08:41 pm

 
  
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i believe 80% truth can be discovered, as the person under the effect of the drug reveals everything of the incident without being aware of the consequences he is going to face.......; regarding the performance of the test and the drug they use....., i don't have any idea.......
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 26 Jun '08 04:20 pm

 
  
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Of late we are reading a lot about it. I think medical professionals and police can ensure from their experiences about the veracity. I am a novice in understanding this field. I stand to enrich my knoweledge from the answers to your question.
Answered by sankaran subbiah, 26 Jun '08 08:14 pm

 
  
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I think it puts the person under the influence of drugs and he or she has to blurt out the truth.
Answered by joyoti sen, 26 Jun '08 04:16 pm

 
  
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NO idea what drug is used ...but we cant say it is hundred percent true
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 26 Jun '08 05:35 pm

 
  
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