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1. Sample used in Fisher et al (1989) study on cognitive interview effectiveness as a way of interviewing witnesses.

  • 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.
  • 16 dectectives in the Robbery division of Dade County Florida. Min 5 years with the division
  • 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.
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2. Name of the study for evidence being ruled inadmissable to a jury?

  • Berry (1966)
  • Broeder (1959)
  • Hovland and Janis (1959)
  • Brehm (1966)

3. What is the name of the background study for detecting lies while interviewing suspects?

  • Kassin and Wrightsman (1985)
  • Ekman (1991)
  • Mann et al (2004)
  • Gudjonsson (2007)

4. Which of these statements does NOT describe Mann et al (2004) study on detecting lies while interviewing suspects?

  • Video clips of the suspects showing their head and torso were used, these clips were then backed up with evidence which proved lies/truthfulness
  • 54 clips were shown ranging from 6-154 seconds
  • The participants filled out a questionnaire on their experience of detecting lies
  • Set up the environment (uncomfortable chair, small room etc)
  • Participants were asked to detect truthfulness of people in real-life police interviews
  • After watching each clip the participant then stated they detected lies or truth, their confidence of their decision and how they could tell

5. which statement describes Bowlby's theory of the consequence of a distrupted family.

  • babies have a biological need for a monotrophic bond with their primary caregiver. This bond is needed from the age of 7 months up to aprox 3 years. If it is disrupted by the child experiencing maternal deprivation then can manifest into crime.
  • The theory of differential association was intended as a comprehensive explanation of criminal and some non-ciminal behaviour.
  • pADS+ stands for the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult developmental study, a 10year study in Peterborough


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