World Archery Championships

Chris and Joanette Karsten at the International Field Archery Association World Championships 2018

It is with great pride and joy that we get to congratulate Chris and Joanette Karsten on a stunning performance at the International Field Archery Association World Championships 2018 held in South Africa. The two polygraph examiners of the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre once again showed that there simply is no compromise when it comes to dedication to achieve accuracy. The IFAA world field archery championship 2018 took place at the Elgro River lodge in Potchefstroom during 5 – 13 October 2018. There were 391 archers from 26 different countries, competing in different classes and shooting styles. The competitions started […]

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Lie Detectors and Superheros

Real Life Superheroes

Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP; the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, in partnership with VS Gaming; South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa, has successfully hosted the first Comic Con Africa event at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre situated close to Midrand. It was a spectacular 3 day event showcasing comic books and science fiction and fantasy related films, television and similar popular arts featuring a great range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres. With fun features such as animation, toys, gadgets, […]

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The Southern African Polygraph Federation

Uncompromising Ethics and Standards

The Southern African Polygraph Federation Annual General Meeting took place at J’Cups guesthouse in Centurion on 28 October 2017, and once again it was a successful event paving the future for the polygraph industry in South Africa. We would like to give a big congratulation to Charles Allen Kemp, polygraph examiner and CEO of the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre for being elected as the Director for Ethics and Standards on the SAPFED board of directors. This part of our ongoing endeavour to improve the quality and standards of polygraph examinations in South Africa and the rest of Africa, one day […]

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The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre

Qualified and Accredited

It is no accident that I used the word polygraph professional instead of polygraph examiners in the headline. Polygraph examinations are becoming increasingly popular as an effective tool in investigations and as part of a robust pre-employment screening system. Unfortunately, due to the great success, there is great demand, and where there is great demand, there is cheap imitation products. As Charles L. Yeschke put it in his paper he wrote in 1965; Ethics and the Polygraph Examiner: “Every profession, including law and medicine, has historically gone through a transition period of development similar to that which the detection of deception […]

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The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre Converus EyeDetect System

Converus EyeDetect System

It is with great pleasure and pride that we have launched a new service to our clients with the implementation of the Converus EyeDetect system to be used for large scale pre-employment testing and coninuous screenings. “The polygraph is ideal for crime-specific incidents. But because of cost, invasiveness, training and upkeep, it can’t be used on a large scale. With EyeDetect, those costs can be reduced significantly. It’s non-invasive, quick, and results are immediate. It helps companies hire and keep honest people.” –Former program manager at the U.S. Dept. of State The Converus EyeDetect system is the latest scientific advancement […]

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Southern African Polygraph Federation

Advanced Training 2017

It was that time of the year again where the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre attended the annual advanced training courses presented by the Southern African Polygraph Federation. This year it was held in Centurion with guest speaker Gil Witte and as always it was an extremely informative event which placed a lot of focus on the latest and greatest techniques and research. A lot of focus was given to the implementation and use of the Directed Lie Screening Test and the very popular UTAH Comparison Question Technique. Boasting solid accuracy ratings and supported by credible scientific research, these techniques are […]

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Voice Stress Analysis

Voice Stress Testing

The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre and all of its affiliates do not make use of nor endorse the use of any Voice Stress Analysis of any kind, and for good reason. The vast majority of independent studies have yielded that “it is almost as accurate as flipping a coin.” It is for this reason that professional polygraph associations do not associate themselves with these practices. This includes the Southern African Polygraph Federation and the American Polygraph Association. In this scathing interview Charles Humble confirms the incredible lack of scientific evidence. Unfortunately, despite making incredible promises and showcasing a variety of […]

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Converus EyeDetect Instrument

A Great New Year

A great new year lies ahead with great new opportunities, and even better new products. We enjoy looking at every year as a new frontier, a new challenge to conquer, and we hope you are as excited as we are about what awaits. Well, that being said, we are as excited about some of our new tools that we have to work with, and would like to take the opportunity of welcoming you into the new year by showing you what we have been up to in order to provide a better service to you, our esteemed client. The PISA […]

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A Tale of Growing Integrity

Growing Integrity

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different and called all the young executives in his company together. He said “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.” The young executives were shocked as the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today. This is one very SPECIAL seed. I want you to […]

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Crime and Polygraph Examinations

Polygraph Tests and Crime

Some observers find explanations for modern day violence and increased rates of criminal victimisation in the widespread media exposure of violence, especially on television and in film. Other explanations for crime can also be offered, including those that target biological factors such as genetic abnormalities which may predispose people towards crime and violence and others which look to individual psychological difficulties, or variations in patterns of early socialisation. Likewise social institutions such as the family, schools and religious bodies can be examined for the role they play in reducing or enhancing the likelihood of criminality in the community. For example, […]

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PISA Integrity Assessment Centre

Polygraph Institute of South Africa is turning 30!

The Polygraph Institute of South Africa, member of The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre, is turning 30, and we decided to celebrate by giving our loyal customers the gifts that they deserve by cutting our prices. The company has walked many miles, left many footprints and created many waves of positive change since it was founded in 1986. Today the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre boasts the wisdom and skills that can only be crafted through years of experience and dedication to their field. Many cheap imitations grow in their shadows, but the Polygraph Institute of South Africa and PISA Integrity Assessment […]

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The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre Mark of Quality

The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre Mark of Quality

Can you offer your clients the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre mark of quality? What about your service providers, can they provide the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre mark of quality? The promise that their staff members have been properly screened and checked? Do you know who your are entrusting with your property and your information? The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre has been used for years by high profile banks, security companies, firms and other institutions to increase their security standards, assist in their investigations and to provide peace of mind to themselves, their employees and their customers, that they are doing […]

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