Many police forces in the UK are using lie detector tests on the release of sex offenders, but what if you are being accused and you did not commit the crime? The horrible truth is that innocent people can often be accused, and these allegations can, and do ruin lives. A crime such as this, even if your innocence is proven, can irreparably damage someone's reputation, especially if the story is published in the press. Many people have lost their jobs and/or families, and the only answer has been to relocate and hope the nightmare does not follow. In the courtroom, your lie detector test may not be taken into consideration. The police, on the other hand, do value this as a credible tool, particularly when dealing with sex offenders in the community.