Psychology and law: truthfulness, accuracy and credibility

  • Memon A
  • Vrij A
  • Bull R
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Abstract

How can psychology inform law and policing to help determine the accuracy of witnesses, victims and suspects? This second edition of "Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility" is a substantially revised and exhaustive review of forensic research to do with credibility and the accuracy of evidence. Throughout the book, Memon, Vrij and Bull use their renowned expertise to focus on the practical relevance of research in areas such as: criminal appearance stereotyping assessment of the reliability of eyewitness evidence non-verbal characteristics and physiological correlates of deception improving practice in interviewing witnesses, in particular children and vulnerable adults the use of and the study of juries in different countries Aimed primarily at students and researchers in psychology, criminology and law, this book will also appeal to professionals in law and police work.

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  • Criminal investigation
  • Interviewing in law enforcement
  • Lie detectors and detection
  • Psychological aspects
  • Witnesses

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Authors

  • Amina Memon

  • Aldert Vrij

  • Ray Bull

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