The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology: Volume II: Memory for People

The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology: Volume II: Memory for People

by R.C.L. Lindsay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805851526

ISBN-13: 9780805851526

Pub. Date: 01/15/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology presents a survey of research and legal opinions from international experts on the rapidly expanding scientific literature addressing the accuracy and limitations of eyewitnesses as a source of evidence for the courts. For the first time, extensive reviews of factors influencing witnesses of all ages-children, adults,

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The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology presents a survey of research and legal opinions from international experts on the rapidly expanding scientific literature addressing the accuracy and limitations of eyewitnesses as a source of evidence for the courts. For the first time, extensive reviews of factors influencing witnesses of all ages-children, adults, and the elderly-are compiled in a single pair of volumes. The disparate research currently being conducted in eyewitness memory in psychology, criminal justice, and legal studies is coherently presented in this work.

Controversial topics such as the use of hypnosis, false and recovered memories, the impact of stress, and the accuracy of psychologically impaired witnesses are expertly examined. Leading eyewitness researchers also discuss the subjects of conversational memory, alibi evidence, witness credibility, facial memory, earwitness testimony, lineup theory, and expert testimony. The impact of witness testimony in court is considered, and each volume concludes with a legal commentary chapter.

The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology is an invaluable aid to researchers, legal scholars, and practicing lawyers who need access to the most recent research in the field, accompanied by the interpretations and commentary of many of the world's leading authorities on these topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805851526
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Finding Suspects. Person Descriptions as Eyewitness Evidence. Mug Books: More than Just Large Photospreads. Facial Composites: Forensic Utility and Psychological Research. Part 2. Identifying Suspects: System Variables. Remembering Faces. The Psychology of Speaker Identification and Earwitness Memory. Show-up Identifications: Suggestive Technique or Reliable Method? Lineup Construction and Lineup Fairness. Radical Alternatives to Traditional Lineups. A Role for Theory in Eyewitness Identification Research. Applied Lineup Theory. Part 3. Identifying Suspects: Estimator Variables. The Influence of Race on Eyewitness Memory. Person Description and Identification by Child Witnesses. Eyewitness Memory in Young and Older Adults. Remembering and Identifying Menacing Perpetrators: Exposure to Violence and the Weapon Focus Effect. The Effects of Delay on Eyewitness Identification Accuracy: Should we be Concerned? Eyewitness Confidence and the Confidence-accuracy Relationship in Memory for People. Distinguishing Accurate Identifications from Erroneous Ones: Post-dictive Indicators of Eyewitness Accuracy. Part 4. Belief of Eyewitness Identification. Has Eyewitness Research Penetrated the American Legal System? Belief of Eyewitness Identification Evidence. Part 5. Applying Psychological Research to Legal Practice. Generalizing Eyewitness Reliability Research. Mistaken Identification: Erroneous Convictions? - Assessing and Improving Legal Safeguards. Giving Away Psychology to Lawyers.

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