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1. Name of the study that showed evidence of cognitive interview effectiveness as a way of interviewing witnesses.

  • Fisher et al (1989)
  • Frowd et al (2005b)
  • Loftus et al (1987)
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2. Name of the study for brain dysfunction as reason for turning to crime

  • Raine (1977)
  • Brunner(1993)
  • Dabbs et al (1995)

3. Name of the supporting study regarding Neutralisations and the Amish for Criminal thinking patterns as reason for turning to crime

  • Dodge (1986)
  • Byers (1999)
  • Palmer and Hollins (2000)
  • Sykes and Matza (1957)

4. What was the sample used in Mann et al (2004) study on detecting lies while interviewing suspects?

  • 99 Kent Officers, 24f 75m. Mean age 34.3 years old. 78 detectives, 8 were trainer, 4 were traffic officers and 9 were uniformed response officers. Time served average- 11.2 years ranging from 1-30 years.
  • A 17 year old youth accused of two murders (falsey charged). He was of average intelligence, suffered from no mental illness and his personality was not obviously abnormal. However he scored very high on the suggestiblity scale.
  • 16 dectectives in the Robbery division of Dade County Florida. Min 5 years with the division

5. Which of these is NOT a description of attributions of criminal thinking patterns as reason for turning to crime?

  • Rational attributions- explaining behaviour due to rational and understandable reasons
  • Self serving bias- Linking your successes to yourself and failures to outside forces
  • Internal attributions-explaining behaviour due to yourself
  • External attributions- explaining behaviours due to outside forces


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