Chapter 29. How Wiretapping and Lie Detectors Work

How Wiretapping and Lie Detectors Work

Throughout the history of the United States, one of the greatest political tensions has been that which balances personal privacy against the need for law enforcement to protect individuals and the country as a whole.

That tension has been with us from the very earliest days of the Republic. The Founding Fathers were extremely cognizant of it, and the Bill of Rights was, to a certain extent, a way to balance the rights of privacy against the rights of the federal government that was outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

The world is a more dangerous place than it was in the late eighteenth century, and ...

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