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By Mark L. Howe,Lauren M. Knott,Martin A. Conway

Memory is frequently the first proof within the court, but regrettably this facts is probably not healthy for goal. it's because reminiscence is either fallible and malleable; it truly is attainable to put out of your mind and likewise to falsely take into accout issues which by no means happened.

The criminal approach has been sluggish to conform to medical findings approximately reminiscence even if such findings have implications for using reminiscence as proof, not just relating to eyewitness testimony, but in addition for the way jurors, barristers, and judges weigh facts. Memory and Miscarriages of Justice presents an authoritative examine the position of reminiscence in legislations and highlights the typical misunderstandings surrounding it whereas bringing the fashionable medical figuring out of reminiscence to the forefront.

Drawing at the most up-to-date study, this publication examines situations the place reminiscence has performed a job in miscarriages of justice and makes techniques from the technology of reminiscence to help the way forward for reminiscence facts within the criminal method. attractive to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of psychology and legislations, reminiscence specialists, and lawyers, this ebook offers an insightful and international view of using reminiscence in the criminal system.

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