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Suggestibility in Legal Contexts: Psychological Research and Forensic Implications

Suggestibility in Legal Contexts: Psychological Research and Forensic Implications

Anne M. Ridley, Fiona Gabbert, David J. La Rooy

ISBN: 978-1-118-43290-7

Nov 2012

256 pages

Description

A comprehensive survey of the theory, research and forensic implications related to suggestibility in legal contexts that includes the latest research.

  • Provides a useful digest for academics and a trusted text for students of forensic and applied psychology
  • A vital resource for legal practitioners who need to familiarize themselves with the subject
  • Includes practical suggestions for minimizing witness suggestibility in interviews
  • Features topics that focus on suggestibility at each stage - from witnessing a crime through to trial
Contributors ix

Series Preface xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

1 Suggestibility: A History and Introduction 1
Anne M. Ridley

2 The Misinformation Effect: Past Research and Recent Advances 21
Quin M. Chrobak and Maria S. Zaragoza

3 Interrogative Suggestibility and Compliance 45
Gisli H. Gudjonsson

4 Suggestibility and Memory Conformity 63
Fiona Gabbert and Lorraine Hope

5 Suggestibility and Individual Differences: Psychosocial and Memory Measures 85
Anne M. Ridley and Gisli H. Gudjonsson

6 Recovered Memories and Suggestibility for Entire Events 107
James Ost

7 Suggestibility and Individual Differences in Typically Developing and Intellectually Disabled Children 129
Kamala London, Lucy A. Henry, Travis Conradt and Ryan Corser

8 Suggestibility in Vulnerable Groups: Witnesses with Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Older People 149
Katie L. Maras and Rachel Wilcock

9 Acute Suggestibility in Police Interrogation: Self-regulation Failure as a Primary Mechanism of Vulnerability 171
Deborah Davis and Richard A. Leo

10 Suggestibility and Witness Interviewing using the Cognitive Interview and NICHD Protocol 197
David J. La Rooy, Deirdre Brown and Michael E. Lamb

11 Suggestibility in Legal Contexts: What Do We Know? 217
Anne M. Ridley, Fiona Gabbert and David J. La Rooy

Index 229