Are you really so sure you, “Clearly remember???”February 18, 2015 Comments Off on Are you really so sure you, “Clearly remember???”
The new study proves for the first time what psychologists have long suspected: that manipulative questioning tactics used by police can induce false memories – and produce false confessions.
Published in January in the journal Psychological Science by Julia Shaw of the Britain’s University of Bedfordshire and Stephen Porter, a forensic psychologist who studies the role of memory in the legal system at the University of British Columbia, the study holds striking implications for the justice system.
“The human mind is very vulnerable to certain tactics in interviews,” Porter told the Star in an interview.