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Witness Testimony: Psychological, Investigative and Evidential Perspectives

Edited by: Anthony Heaton-Armstrong, Eric Shepherd, Gisli Gudjonsson, David Wolchover

ISBN13: 9780199278091
ISBN: 0199278091
Published: October 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £63.00



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Testimonial evidence remains the greatest source of information available to those who try cases in court.Witness Testimony: Psychological, Investigative, and Evidential Perspectives provides a comprehensive and easily accessible guide to the decision-making and actions of the complete spectrum of practitioner involvement in the criminal justice process, right from initial investigation through to court-room proceedings.

It builds on the content and structure of its ground-breaking predecessor Analysing Witness Testimony: A Guide for Legal Practitioners and Other Professionals (Blackstone Press, March 1999), and consists of 25 chapters written by an expert author team of practitioner and academic lawyers, forensic psychiatrists, and psychologists. The team is led by criminal evidence specialist barristers Anthony Heaton-Armstrong and David Wolchover, chartered forensic psychologist Dr Eric Shepherd, and Professor of Forensic Psychology, Gisli Gudjonnson.

The book is logically divided into three sections, looking in turn at each of the three inter-related perspectives upon a witness' account; psychological, investigative, and evidential. Section One explains and examines psychological issues, including; witness memory; the effect of learning disabilities; false allegations of sexual assault; and the effect of physical factors such as head injuries and drugs.

Section Two covers the crucial investigative issues and concerns in respect of false allegations; the impact of investigative and questioning style upon children and vulnerable persons; memory performace of witnesses; and linguistic interpretations. Section Three explores evidential issues such as; visual identification procedures; the status of witness demeanour; the reliability of oral evidence; the relevance of information technology to presentation of evidence; disclosure; the use of expert evidence; and judicial training.

The book will therefore be indispensable to all those involved in the resolution of contentious or disputed evidence, including; members of the judiciary and legal practitioners; crime investigators; and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the complex and controversial topic of witness testimony across the complete spectrum of practitioner involvement in the criminal justice process
  • Written by a large author team comprised of many of the leading names in criminal evidence law and forensic psychology including; Lord Bingham of Cornhill; Dr Eric Shepherd; and Professor Elizabeth Loftus
  • Logically divided into three parts, looking in turn at each of the three inter-related perspectives upon a witness' account; psychological, investigative, and evidential
  • Written in a clear and accessible style
  • Builds on the content and structure of its ground-breaking predecessor Analysing Witness Testimony: A Guide for Legal Practitioners and Other Professionals (Blackstone Press, March 1999)

Subjects:
Evidence
Contents:
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Section 1: Psychological Perspectives
1. General Review of the Psychology of Witness Testimony , Elizabeth Loftus, David Wolchover and Douglas Page.
2. Detecting Deception in Legal Contexts , Aldert Vrij.
3. The Effect of Learning Disabilities on Witness Testimony , Glynis Murphy and Isabel Clare
4. The Psychological Vulnerabilities of Witnesses and The Risk of False Accusations and False Confessions , Gisli Gudjonsson
5. Effects of Drugs on Witness Memory , Valerie Curran
6. Recovered Memory and False Memory , Chris Brewin
7. Crime Related Amnesia , Sven Christianson, Harald Merckelbach and Michael Kopelman
Section 2: Investigative Perspectives
8. 'Have You Told Management about this?': Bringing Witness Interviewing into the 21st Century , Eric Shepherd and Rebecca Milne
9. Investigative Interviewing with Children: Progress and Pitfalls , Graham Davies and Helen Westcott
10. Obtaining, Recording and Admissability of Out of Court Witness Statements , Anthony Heaton-Armstrong, David Wolchover and Annabel Maxwell-Scott
11. Oral Confessions to Non-Investigator Witnesses , David Wolchover and Anthony Heaton-Armstrong
12. Interpreters and Translators in The Criminal Legal Process , Ann Corsellis and Amanda Clement
13. Witnesses who use British Sign Language , Jim Kyle
14. Investigative and Evidential Applications of Forensic Speech Science , Peter French and Philip Harrison
15. Identifying the Origins of Evidential Texts , Tim Grant
Section 3: Evidential Perspectives
16. Forensic Facial Identification , Tim Valentine
17. Improving Visual Identification Procedures under PACE Code D , David Wolchover and Anthony Heaton-Armstrong
18. Assessing Contentious Eyewitness Evidence: A Judicial View , Lord Bingham of Cornhill, ;
19. Judging Eyewitnesses, Confessions, Informants and Alibis: What is Wrong with Juries and Can they do Better? , Saul Kassin
20. Oral Testimony from The Witness's Perspective - Psychological and Forensic Considerations , Peter Dunn and Eric Shepherd
21. Disclosure of Unused Material by Prosecution Authorities and Third Parties , Anthony Heaton-Armstrong, David Corker and David Wolchover
22. The Admissibility of Expert Evidence , David Ormerod and Andrew Roberts
25. Judicial Training , Lord Justice William Young & His Honour Judge Sam Katkhuda ;