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1. Sample in Frowd's study (2005b) on recognising and recreating while using efit for making a case

  • Group 1 participants over 30 who are unlikely to recognise the faces of ten celebrities. Group 2 participants in their early 20's who are likely to be familiar with said celebrities.
  • 36 students from the University of Washington, aged 18-31.Half were recruited through ads and were paid $3.50 and the rest got extra credit for their psychology classes.
  • 16 dectectives in the Robbery division of Dade County Florida. Min 5 years with the division
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2. What is the name of the study on witness confidence influencing juries in reaching a verdict

  • Penrod and Cutler (1995)
  • Ross et al (1994)
  • Castellow (1990)

3. Which of these statement describes voluntary false confessions seen in Kassin and Wrightsman (1985) study on false confessions while interviewing suspects

  • There is no police pressure and in which individuals voluntarily go to the police to confess. May be due to mental illness or desire to protect someone.
  • Individual confessed because they see it as more desirable than the alternative of being persistently or violently questioned. Knows they havent committed the crime.
  • Confessed because they come to believe they have committed the crime, this is based on "memory distrust syndrome" where they begin to doubt own memories. Typically occur in vulnerable suspects.

4. Which of these statements is incorrect about the bottom up approach used in Britain and created by David Canter while creating a profile?

  • Hazelwood proposed there are 4 types on ******; Power assurance, Power assertive, Anger relaliatory, Anger excitement.
  • Mental maps- What you use to find your way around your local area, it is influenced by the way you travel ie car, cycle etc. People in the same area can have different mental maps.
  • Facet Theory- Can tell between criminals in a local area by HOW they treat their victim.
  • Marauders- Commit crimes within a radius of a 'anchor point' (house, hostel, work etc)

5. Which of these is NOT a step used in The Reid Technique in Inbau et al (1986) study on interrogation techniques while interviewing suspects?

  • Theme development
  • Handling denials
  • Give suspect a short break to put down guard
  • Direct positive confrontation
  • Overcoming objections

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