DescriptionClaims of amnesia for violent and sexual crimes are common as guilty suspects allege memory loss to avoid punishment. The key issue then becomes whether the memory loss is genuine or feigned. Offenders’ Memories of Violent Crimes takes a new approach to the subject by focusing not on eyewitness or bystander testimonies, but on the testimonies of the offenders themselves - or, more specifically, on the way they remember and relate their violent crimes. Under the guidance of Sven Christianson, expert contributors explore offenders’ memories with particular emphasis on theory and empirical research across areas such as memorial patterns, instrumental and reactive offenders, crime-related amnesia, crime-related brain activation, detecting lies and deceit and interviewing techniques.
List of Contributors.
PART 1 THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF OFFENDERS' MEMORIES.
1 Searching for Offenders’ Memories of Violent Crimes (Sven Å. Christianson, Ingrid Freij and Eva von Vogelsang).
2 Memory Formation in Offenders: Perspectives from a Biopsychosocial Model of Eyewitness Memory (Hugues Hervé, Barry S. Cooper and John C. Yuille).
3 An Investigation of Violent Offenders’ Memories for Instrumental and Reactive Violence (Barry S. Cooper and John C. Yuille).
4 The Nature of Memories of Violent Crime among Young Offenders (Ceri Evans and Gillian Mezey).
5 Memory for Murder: The Qualities and Credibility of Homicide Narratives by Perpetrators (Stephen Porter, Michael Woodworth and Naomi L. Doucette).
PART 2 EVALUATING OFFENDERS’ MEMORIES.
6 Neuroimaging and Crime (Hans J. Markowitsch and Elke Kalbe).
7 Amnesia for Homicide as a Form of Malingering (Harald Merckelbach and Sven Å. Christianson).
8 The Role of Malingering and Expectations in Claims of Crime-related Amnesia (Kim Van Oorsouw and Maaike Cima).
9 Evaluating the Authenticity of Crime-related Amnesia (Marko Jelicic and Harald Merckelbach).
PART 3 INTERVIEWING OFFENDERS.
10 Interviewing Suspects of Crime (Carole Hill and Amina Memon).
11 Interrogations and Confessions (Gisli H. Gudjonsson).
12 Interviewing to Detect Deception (Aldert Vrij and Pär Anders Granhag).
13 Crime Features and Interrogation Behaviour among Homicide Offenders (Pekka Santtila and Tom Pakkanen).
14 Memory-enhancing Techniques for Interviewing Crime Suspects (Ronald P. Fisher and Valerie Perez).
15 Interviewing Offenders: A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Approach (Ulf Holmberg, Sven Å. Christianson and David Wexler).