Psychology - Loftus and Palmer - Aims and Context

  • Created by: jkav
  • Created on: 02-04-15 08:21

Aims and Context

  • Research in the USA has shown that inaccurate eyewitness memory is the main factor leading to false convictions.
  • The incorrect project claims that eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions in the USA, playing a role in more than 75% of convictions that were subsequently overturned through DNA testing.
  • One explanation offered for the in accuracy of EWT is that questioning by police or other officials after the crime may alter witnesses perception of the events and thus affect what they


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