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Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview

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ISBN13: 9780805830804
ISBN: 0805830804
Published: July 2003
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc
Format: Hardback
Price: £78.50

Memories are the ultimate foundation of testimony in legal settings ranging from criminal trials to divorce mediations and custody hearings. Yet there is mounting evidence of the various ways in which they may be susceptible to distortion. This work offers an overview of what we now understand about children's and adults' eyewitness capabilities - and of the important practical and theoretical implications of this new understanding. The authors, leading clinicians and behavioural scientists with diverse training experiences and points of view, provide an insight into the social, cognitive, developmental and legal factors that affect the accuracy and quality of information obtained in forensic interviews.

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Part 1 General Issues: Processes Affecting Accuracy and Distortion in Memory - an Overview, H.L. Roedinger and D.A. Gallo; The Development of Memory - Towards an Understanding of Children's Testimony, P.A. Ornstein and C.A. Haden; False Childhood Memories and Eyewitness Memory Errors, I.E. Hyman and E.F. Loftus; Coming to Grips With Children's Suggestibility, K.J. Saywitz and T.D. Lyon; Children's Suggestibility, D.A. Poole and D.S. Lindsay; The Development of Face Identification Ability, J.C. Brigham.
Part 2 Special Eyewitness Considerations: Memory for Traumatic Events by Children and Adults, K. Pezdek and J. Taylor; Stress, Trauma and Memory, E. Engelberg and S. Christianson; Sources of Fantastic Elements in Allegations of Abuse by Adults and Children, C.J. Dalenberg et al; What Children Bring to the Interview Context -Individual Differences in Children's Event Reports, M.-E. Pipe and K. Salmon; Individual Differences in Adults's Suggestibility and Memory Performance, M. Eisen et al.
Part 3 Adults and the Forensic Interview Context: The Cognitive Interview, R.P. Fisher et al; Hypnosis and Memory - Implications for the Courtroom and Psychotherapy, S.J. Lynn et al; Interrogative Suggestibility and ""Memory Work"", K.K. Shobe and J.F. Kihlstrom.
Part 4 Children and the Forensic Interview Context: The Utility of Anatomical Dolls and Drawings in Child Forensic Interviews, M.D. Everson and B.W. Boat; Questions and Answers - the Credibility of Child Witnesses in the Context of Specific Questioning Techniques, R. Fivush et al; Using a Structured Protocol to Improve Quality of Investigative Interviews, K.J. Sternberg et al.