Lecture 27

Lecture 27 - Psychology and Law November 8th, 2011 Psy 120...

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Psychology and Law November 8 th , 2011 Psy 120 Introduction Eyewitness accuracy False confessions Insanity assessments What kind of research is this? Who does this research? Basic Research Applied Research Psych and Law Jury decision making Eyewitness memory Legal consulting Psychology and Law False Confessions Eye Witness Identification
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False Confessions Risk Factors Interrogation Tactics Research Consequences Evidence for False Confessions Innocence Project How do we know it was false? o No crime o Impossible for confessor to do it o Actual criminal confesses o DNA Are there more? Clarification Confession Plea Bargain Never a Good Idea Sometimes a Good Idea Admissibility Admissible Inadmissible Deception Fatigue Psychological Manipulation Explicit Threats Promises of Leniency Physical Harm
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Risk Factors Youth Mental Impairment Length of Interrogation o 3O Minutes vs 16.3 hours o “dogged persistence in the face of denial” Innocence o Believe that evidence will exonerate you
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