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How do people remember traumatic events?

Repressed memories are a common feature in popular culture, and many believe that it is common for people who have experienced trauma to be unable to recover their memories of the event. But what…

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Why do people blame victims?

Sometimes the innocence of victims is questioned – for instance by revealing previous sexual experiences of a rape victim, or assuming that someone who has been assaulted must have provoked the…

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What factors influence eyewitnesses?

Eye-witnesses are the most common source of evidence in criminal cases. How reliable are eye-witness testimonies? And how should we go about when interviewing witnesses? Erik Mac Giolla, associate…

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Tools to find truth in statements

In some criminal cases there is no physical evidence nor any witnesses to the crime. Is it possible to get to the truth by carefully examining what witnesses and plaintiffs are saying? If so, what…

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Tunnel vision in criminal investigation

When crime investigations go wrong, “tunnel vision” is often to blame. Why do detectives sometimes fixate on a single scenario and become blind to alternative explanations? Professor Karl…

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How to stop future crimes?

In some situations, the police need to gather information from human sources in order to prevent future crimes before they happen. What are some good strategies the police can use in such situations?…

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What are false memories?

We like to believe that we remember things the way they happened. But can we always trust our memories? In this video, legal psychology researcher Emelie Ernberg, talks about false memories. This…

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How to interview child witnesses?

From what age can children give reliable testimony, and what should the police do to help children talk? Mikaela Magnusson, PhD student in forensic psychology, talks about children’s witness…

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Why do people falsely confess to crimes?

We know of many cases in which innocent people have falsely confessed to serious crimes. How does this happen? And how can we prevent it from happening? Associate professor Timothy Luke explains. …

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Can people detect lies?

People tend to think that nervousness is a sign of lying, and that they easily can see if someone is lying to them. But is it possible to catch a liar by observing their body language? Sofia…

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Vad utmärker världens skickligaste förhörsledare?

Akademisk kvart 11/4 2013. Pär-Anders Granhag, Professor, psykologiska institutionen Producerat av Göteborgs universitet 2013

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