CALiO Search

The fallibility of memory in judicial processes: Lessons from the past and their modern consequences

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Howe, M. L., & Knott, L. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-20T17:46:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-20T17:46:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Howe, M. L., & Knott, L. M. (2015). The fallibility of memory in judicial processes: Lessons from the past and their modern consequences. Memory, 23(5), 633-656. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4409058/pdf/pmem-23-633.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2325
dc.description.abstract The capability of adult and child witnesses to accurately recollect events from the past and provide reliable testimony has been hotly debated for more than 100 years. Prominent legal cases of the 1980s and 1990s sparked lengthy debates and important research questions surrounding the fallibility and general reliability of memory. But what lessons have we learned, some 35 years later, about the role of memory in the judicial system? In this review, we focus on what we now know about the consequences of the fallibility of memory for legal proceedings. We present a brief historical overview of false memories that focuses on three critical forensic areas that changed memory research: children as eyewitnesses, historic sexual abuse and eyewitness (mis)identification. We revisit some of the prominent trials of the 1980s and 1990s to not only consider the role false memories have played in judicial decisions, but also to see how this has helped us understand memory today. Finally, we consider the way in which the research on memory (true and false) has been successfully integrated into some courtroom procedures. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Memory en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject false memories en_US
dc.subject eyewitness identification en_US
dc.subject forensic interviewing en_US
dc.subject review en_US
dc.subject expert witness en_US
dc.title The fallibility of memory in judicial processes: Lessons from the past and their modern consequences en_US
dc.type Article en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search


Browse

My Account