Inbau (d. 1998) is most known in the polygraph community for his collaboration with polygraph pioneer John Reid. Though a lawyer, Inbau joined the new established Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory in Chicago in 1933 to pursue his interest in forensic science and stayed with the lab as director when it was assumed by the Chicago Police Department. He left to be a trial lawyer in 1941 and joined the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law in 1945. Inbau was a prolific writer, and his book Criminal Interrogation and Confessions is considered a classic.