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Alcohol and eyewitness memory

Författare och institution:
Nadja Schreiber Compo (-); Rolando N. Carol (-); Katherine Hoogesteyn (-); Chris Altman (-); Angelica Hagsand (Psykologiska institutionen); Jacqueline R. Evans (-); H. Holness (-); K. Furton (-); Stefan Rose (-)
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Plenary presentation at the 5th annual forensic science symposium at the International Forensic Research Institute Symposium (IFRI) (Miami, USA). ,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
A considerable number of witnesses and victims of crime are under the influence of alcohol. Both expert witnesses and jurors believe that alcohol impairs witness memory and a large body of research on alcohol's effect on basic cognitive processes suggests impairment. Only recently has research begun to investigate whether these basic research findings translate into real-world investigative contexts and under which circumstances intoxicated witnesses are impaired when remembering faces and entire events. Surprisingly, both field and lab studies suggest that alcohol may have little effect on witnesses' ability to remember a face or details of an event. Recent research further suggests that memory for faces may not be affected even at high breath alcohol levels. There is some evidence that how investigators interview intoxicated witnesses and whether witnesses are sober or intoxicated at time of the witness interview may affect the quality and quantity of their recall. Implications of this research for real-world investigative interviewing practices and policies are discussed.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Psykologi ->
Tillämpad psykologi
alcohol intoxication, memory, investigative interviewing
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2016-03-15 21:37

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