A New Paradigm in Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism

Dr. Larry Farwell discusses Brain Fingerprinting with President George W. Bush


“If we are interested in making sure that the innocent go free, and that the guilty are punished, any technological instrument that can help us make a determination of guilt or innocence, we ought to know about it.” — Senator Charles Grassley

Farwell Brain Fingerprinting: An Overview


A critical task of the criminal justice system is to distinguish criminals and terrorists from innocent suspects. Terrorists and criminals know who they are, and they know what they have done. They have that information stored in their brains. The key difference between a guilty party and an innocent suspect is that the criminal or terrorist has a record of his criminal and terrorist activities stored in his brain, and the innocent suspect does not.

Until Dr. Farwell invented Brain Fingerprinting testing, there was no scientifically valid way to detect this fundamental difference. Brain Fingerprinting scientifically, accurately, and humanely detects concealed information, such as the details of criminal or terrorist activities, stored in the brains of the perpetrators. It can also show definitively that innocent suspects lack this record of the crime stored in their brains.

Brain Fingerprinting has been tested and proven at the FBI, the CIA, and the US Navy. It has been applied in criminal cases to provide critical evidence — both to help identify perpetrators and to exonerate innocent suspects.

Dr. Farwell and his colleagues have published Brain Fingerprinting research in the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Brain Fingerprinting, and Dr. Farwell’s expert witness testimony on this new science, have been admitted as scientific evidence in court.

Brain Fingerprinting detects concealed information stored in the brain. Brain Fingerprinting can detect three fundamental types of information.

1. Brain Fingerprinting can detect the record of a specific crime stored in the brain of the perpetrator. For example, Brain Fingerprinting detected the record of the murder of Julie Helton stored in the brain of serial killer JB Grinder. It proved that innocent convict Terry Harrington did not have the record of the murder of which he had been convicted stored in his brain.

2. Brain Fingerprinting can detect information stored in the brain that is known only to people with inside knowledge of a terrorist or criminal organization, such as Al-Qaeda-trained terrorists. For example, Brain Fingerprinting proved over 99% accurate in detecting FBI-relevant information known to FBI agents but not to the public in a test at the FBI Academy on FBI agents.

3. Brain Fingerprinting can detect information known only to people trained in a particular field, such as bomb makers (IED / EOD experts). For example, Brain Fingerprinting proved over 99% accurate in detecting knowledge unique to bomb makers.

Brain Fingerprinting, like all sciences, must be practiced according to specific scientific standards. The Brain Fingerprinting Scientific Standards have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Scientific studies have definitively shown that meeting the Brain Fingerprinting standards is necessary not only for admissibility as scientific evidence in court, but also for accuracy, reliability, and validity of the science.