Archive | Forensic Psychology

Congratulations: you’re going to be a criminal

From a recent Guardian article (24/03): “Every child to be screened for risk of turning criminal under Blair criminal justice plan“. Is this the nanny state gone mad – should we soon be expecting double-speak and the ministry of truth? “A new-style “11-plus” to assess the risk every child in Britain runs of turning to […]

I misremember it well: Why older adults are unreliable eyewitnesses

We look at eye witness testimony in the first year looking at Loftus and Palmer and investigate the reliability of witnesses and what can effect witness recall in the Crime module of the second year. Many studies have investigated the reliability of children as witnesses and this is even a sub-topic in the course; however, […]