CSI Africa CEO Amelia Griesel is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners of South Africa (ACFE SA), and an active participant in the ACFE SA Science Forum. Amelia occupied the position of president of the South African Professional Polygraph Association for two consecutive years, and is currently the vice president of the South African Polygraph Federation (SAPFED). Through CSI Africa Amelia provides first class forensic fingerprint training to legal teams and private organisations. Amelia is a successful graduate of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training.
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In 2015 there were 24,965 cases of stock theft reported. That’s up 1.8% from 2014. Despite assurances from the ministerial choir that a downgrade and recession are off the table, we know times can get tough easily. And when times get tough, well, fingers get a little longer. ‘Shrinkage’ is the official name given to

Getting fired while asleep is relatively easy. This is if your poorly chosen spot to become inebriated happens to be your desk. Given the staggering amount of alcohol consumed locally, should South African businesses move to include substance abuse screening as part of the hiring process? Whilst scouring the internet looking for real life accounts

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“A few years back I was arrested for a minor crime. The case went to court, but was thrown out due to a lack of evidence. Over the past few years I’ve tried applying for various jobs, but have always been turned away despite the interviews going great. Does this mean I have a criminal

The Employee Risk Conference was held at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, earlier this month. It’s the kind of event that can really help small business owners as well as key HR personnel in bigger businesses hire safer and more efficiently. Of course, not everyone could be there, which is why we’re sharing a

On Thursday the 9th of June CSI Africa will be exhibiting at the iFacts 2016 Employee Risk Conference. CSI Africa founder and CEO Amelia Griesel will be present to answer all your polygraph-related questions, and provide strategic guidance for the implementation of cost-efficient employee risk-management strategies. Polygraph matters in a struggling economy The rising cost

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Blood, saliva, semen, and urine are among the most important biological evidences in crime scene investigation. But spotting traces of these substances with the naked eye can be troublesome, which is why forensic light sources will always have a special place in just about any investigation. Biological evidences can be detected by light sources due

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How polygraph machines work

Back in the day polygraph machines resembled those devices we often see in movies: wires of which the one end was connected to the examinee (the person taking the test) and the other to a box. This box had a single sheet of scrolling paper, on which various needles were scribbling what seems to the

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According to the APA Polygraph Model Policy on Standards, there are some people who aren’t suitable for polygraph testing.They include minors, IQ-impaired individuals, and others. The list below should be regarded as advisory, with exceptions likely in extreme circumstances: 1. Age score Generally individuals of 12 years or older may be asked to undergo a

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The Personal Safety Panic Button

Every so often the issue of personal safety is emphasised in the media. And it is unfortunate that it happens almost exclusively at the expense of someone else – the victim, and his or her family and friends. It is a sad reality, but a reality nonetheless. Reports of a young girls murdered in and