Autobiographical memory misconceptions and the police investigative response to rape complaints

Taylor, L. and Justice, L. ORCID: 0000-0003-3394-2283, 2019. Autobiographical memory misconceptions and the police investigative response to rape complaints. Criminal Law Review. ISSN 0011-135X

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Abstract

Police officers are regularly required to make judgements of memories, however little is known about how they make these judgements. Research shows that police officers often rely on beliefs about memory that are not in line with scientific knowledge, meaning that flawed judgements of memory evidence may be being made. In this paper, we describe a recent empirical study that has quantified police officers' beliefs about memory and apply the findings to Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD, showing how decision making may be driven partly by erroneous beliefs about memory.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Criminal Law Review
Creators: Taylor, L. and Justice, L.
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date: 18 September 2019
ISSN: 0011-135X
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 Sep 2019 11:52
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37742

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