Cognitive Contribution - Reliability of EWT

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  • Created by: Laura
  • Created on: 04-05-13 11:43
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  • Cognitive - reliability of EWT
    • Ideas/Theories
      • Reconstructive memory
      • Leading questions
      • Weapons focus
    • Who/How it's helped
      • raised awareness of problems
        • more accurate convictions
        • removes threat from society
      • changed policies - cog interview; reconstructions
    • Strong
      • evidence shows EWT is weak; scientific = credible
      • ethical - more ethical treatment of witness
    • Weak
      • evidence is lab based - low eco v
      • Yuille + Cutshall  contradicts lab findings
  • Overall it shows how we need to be cautious of EWT but also to not completely ignore it


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