Offenders' Memories of Violent Crimes / Edition 1

Offenders' Memories of Violent Crimes / Edition 1

by Sven A. Christianson
     
 

Claims of amnesia for violent and sexual crimes are extremely common as guilty suspects often allege memory loss to avoid punishment. The important issue in each case then becomes whether such memory loss is genuine or feigned. Offenders' Memories of Violent Crimes takes a different approach to the subject by focusing not on eyewitness or bystander testimonies, but on… See more details below

Overview

Claims of amnesia for violent and sexual crimes are extremely common as guilty suspects often allege memory loss to avoid punishment. The important issue in each case then becomes whether such memory loss is genuine or feigned. Offenders' Memories of Violent Crimes takes a different approach to the subject by focusing not on eyewitness or bystander testimonies, but on the testimonies of the offenders, or, more specifically, offenders' remembering and telling about their violent crimes.

The book explores offenders' memories with particular emphasis on theory and empirical research on such topics as memorial patterns in perpetrators, instrumental and reactive offenders, crime-related amnesia, crime-related brain activation, detecting lies and deceit and interviewing techniques. Organised into three parts: theoretical aspects of offenders' memories; evaluating offenders' memories and interviewing offenders, this timely volume will further the understanding of criminal behaviour. It is essential reading for psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers and all students and practitioners of clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and law enforcement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470015070
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/16/2007
Series:
Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series, #32
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor.

List of Contributors.

Series Preface.

Preface.

PART 1 THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF OFFENDERS' MEMORIES.

1 Searching for Offenders’ Memories of Violent Crimes (Sven Å. Christianson, Ingrid Freij and Eva von Vogelsang).

2 Memory Formation in Offenders: Perspectives from a Biopsychosocial Model of Eyewitness Memory (Hugues Hervé, Barry S. Cooper and John C. Yuille).

3 An Investigation of Violent Offenders’ Memories for Instrumental and Reactive Violence (Barry S. Cooper and John C. Yuille).

4 The Nature of Memories of Violent Crime among Young Offenders (Ceri Evans and Gillian Mezey).

5 Memory for Murder: The Qualities and Credibility of Homicide Narratives by Perpetrators (Stephen Porter, Michael Woodworth and Naomi L. Doucette).

PART 2 EVALUATING OFFENDERS’ MEMORIES.

6 Neuroimaging and Crime (Hans J. Markowitsch and Elke Kalbe).

7 Amnesia for Homicide as a Form of Malingering (Harald Merckelbach and Sven Å. Christianson).

8 The Role of Malingering and Expectations in Claims of Crime-related Amnesia (Kim Van Oorsouw and Maaike Cima).

9 Evaluating the Authenticity of Crime-related Amnesia (Marko Jelicic and Harald Merckelbach).

PART 3 INTERVIEWING OFFENDERS.

10 Interviewing Suspects of Crime (Carole Hill and Amina Memon).

11 Interrogations and Confessions (Gisli H. Gudjonsson).

12 Interviewing to Detect Deception (Aldert Vrij and Pär Anders Granhag).

13 Crime Features and Interrogation Behaviour among Homicide Offenders (Pekka Santtila and Tom Pakkanen).

14 Memory-enhancing Techniques for Interviewing Crime Suspects (Ronald P. Fisher and Valerie Perez).

15 Interviewing Offenders: A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Approach (Ulf Holmberg, Sven Å. Christianson and David Wexler).

Index.

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