Portrait of James Allan Matte

   James Allan Matte, CPI, Expert in Forensic Psychophysiology and President of Matte Polygraph Service, Inc., is the author of three textbooks on polygraph "The Art and Science of the Polygraph Technique" published in 1980 by Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, "Forensic Psychophysiology Using The Polygraph" published in 1996, and "Examination and Cross-Examination of Experts in Forensic Psychophysiology Using The Polygraph" published in 2000 by J. A. M. Publications, Williamsville, New York. Matte authored the 2002-2012 Supplement to the aforementioned 1996 textbook. He is also the author of several published research studies and numerous scientific articles published in various journals including Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, and the New York State Bar Journal.

   James Allan Matte’s 220-page doctoral dissertation entitled Validation Study on the Polygraph Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique, presented to CPU, was published by University Microfilm International (UMI), Research Abstract, LD 01452, Volume 1502, 1989.

   The aforementioned "Field Validation Study of the Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique" subsequently renamed "Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique", was published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 18, Number 4, 1989. In 2008, an independent "Field Study on the Validity of the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique" authored by Daniel J. Mangan, Thomas E. Armitage, and Gregory C. Adams, was published in Physiology & Behavior, the official peer-reviewed journal of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Volume 95, Issue 1-2, 3 September 2008. This field study which replicates the field study published in 1989, effectively validates the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique. In 2009, a third independent field research study entitled "A Field Study on the Validity of the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique" authored by Tuvia Shurany, Einat Stein, and Eytan Brand, was published in European Polygraph, Journal of Krakow University College, Poland, Volume 1, Number 1(7), 2009. For details see Validated Polygraph Techniques on this website.

   On 7 August 1997, James Allan Matte was presented with the prestigious "John E. Reid Memorial Award For Distinguished Achievements in Polygraph Research, Teaching or Writing" by the American Polygraph Association at the 32nd Annual Seminar/Workshop in San Diego, California. On 19 December 2003, he was presented with the Robert & Mary Ann Henson Memorial Award as the Outstanding Graduate of the Backster School of Lie Detection. Matte is noted for his inventions which include the first and still current Matte Polygraph Chart Template, the Matte Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique, the Suspicion-Knowledge Guilt (SKG) test, the Matte Control Question Validation Procedure (MCQV), the Matte Quinque-Track Zone Comparison Technique, a Technique for Polygraphing the Deaf, and the Bio-Kineticsm Interview-Interrogation Technique.

   James Allan Matte has testified as an Expert in Forensic Psychophysiolgy in Federal Court and at various New York State Court and Arbitration Hearings and before the Erie County Legislature. He has also testified and was recognized as an Expert Forensic Psychophysiologist by the Tribunal D'Arbitrage in the Province de Quebec, Canada, which admitted the results of the polygraph examination over objections. (Griefs nos: 98-05 et 99-03 decided in 2001). Matte is Director and the American Editor of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners, and a full member of the American Polygraph Association, honorary president of the British Polygraph Association, honorary life member of the Pennsylvania Polygraph Association, member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and a member of the Association for Psychological Science. Matte is a former Special Agent, USAF Office of Special Investigations (OSI), and a retired U. S. Army CID Agent.