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Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN)

SCAN a.k.a Statement Analysis, is not a theory; it is a powerful technique for detecting deception and obtaining information by making a series of observations. It has been proved to be a scientifically based method which produces consistent results. It is therefore an aid that can be used to obtain a confession; it is not an end in itself.

Criminal Record Checks

API provides a straightforward and speedy screening service that complements informed decision-making as part of our pre-employment vetting program. Quickly confirm criminal history with an ID based criminal record check. You can obtain the criminal records of potential hires, caregivers & more. We ensure a maximum wait time of only 72 hours.

Forensic Assessment Interview Technique (FAINT)

Forensic Assessment Interview Technique (FAINT), is an interview to assess the truth about a suspicion followed by an official report and a great tool used in early stages of an investigation to eliminate suspects from the pool and narrow down the investigation. This saves resources and time.

Pre-Employment Vetting

Potential employees may portray themselves different than what actually is in their past, this is why background checking is such a vital part of the placement process. We provide the tools to help you screen your candidates, verifying CV content, checking credit records, qualifications, driver’s licenses and, criminal records. Our team of verifiers also does previous employment verification and character references, among other checks.


Polygraph Examinations

A polygraph, popularly referred to as a lie detector, measures and records several physiological indices in order to assess the truth and detect lies. Studies show that polygraph testing can discriminate lying from truth telling at rates above chance and the latest studies confirms an accuracy of 98%. All API Polygraph examiners are licensed regulated by the British and European Polygraph Association (BEPA) as well as the South African Truth Verification Council (SATVC).


The API offers training for forensic investigative professionals and law enforcement professionals. Course topics range from Forensic Interviewing and Scientific Content Analysis to Polygraph and Micro-Expression training. The API is dedicated to the continual advancement of forensic science and innovation utilizing the latest technical developments in conjunction with the principles of forensic science. Our courses are presented at the University of Pretoria (CE@UP). Should you require a tailor-made in-house course, please let us know.

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Our Polygraph examiners are higly qualified and members of SATVC and BEPA
We provide our clients with a secure searchable Polygraph database
Less than 24-hour turnaround time on comprehensive (CCMA-ready) reporting
All Polygraph proceedings are recorded on HD and available at no extra charge


The AFRICAN POLYGRAPH INSTITUTE measures the value of its services by the success clients have achieved through them