Download Evaluating Eyewitness Identification (Best Practices in by Brian Cutler, Margaret Bull Kovera PDF

By Brian Cutler, Margaret Bull Kovera

Forensic psychological wellbeing and fitness evaluation (FMHA) has grown right into a specialization proficient through examine guidance. This sequence provides updated info at the most vital and often carried out types of FMHA. the nineteen topical volumes tackle most sensible ways to perform for specific sorts of evaluate within the felony, civil, and juvenile/family components. each one quantity features a thorough dialogue of the proper felony and mental options, through a step by step description of the evaluate strategy from getting ready for the evaluate to writing the record and attesting in court docket. Volumes contain the next invaluable features:· bins that 0 in on vital info to be used in reviews· assistance for most sensible perform and cautions opposed to universal pitfalls· Highlighting of suitable case legislation and statutes· Separate checklist of evaluate instruments for simple reference· important thesaurus of key phrases for the actual topicIn making thoughts for top perform, authors think about empirical aid, felony relevance, and consistency with moral criteria. those volumes supply worthwhile information for an individual desirous about engaging in or utilizing forensic reviews.

Show description

Read Online or Download Evaluating Eyewitness Identification (Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment) PDF

Best criminal law books

Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in Progressive America (New Lines in Criminology)

During this up-to-date new version, Rothman chronicles and examines incarceration of the legal, the deviant, and the based in U. S. society, with a spotlight on how and why those equipment have continued and multiplied for over a century and a part, regardless of longstanding proof in their mess ups and abuses.

The Social Contexts of Criminal Sentencing

Traditionally, the assertion and invocation of felony consequences have been public spectacles. at the present time, worry of crime and disaffection with the felony justice approach be sure that this public fascination with punishment maintains. long ago decade, nearly each legislature within the nation has undertaken sentencing reform, within the wish that public drawback with crime will be allayed and dispari­ ties in felony sentences will be lowered if no longer eradicated.

Corrective Justice

Deepest legislation governs our so much pervasive relationships with folks: the wrongs we do to each other, the valuables we personal and exclude from others' use, the contracts we make and holiday, and the advantages learned at another's price that we can't justly preserve. the main principles of non-public legislations are popular, yet how they're prepared, defined, and justified is an issue of fierce debate by way of legal professionals, economists, and philosophers.

Additional info for Evaluating Eyewitness Identification (Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment)

Example text

The opportunity to view the perpetrator and the features of the photoarray test should be the same for each witness. The investigator would systematically manipulate the time delay between the crime and the identification. One group of eyewitnesses might view the photoarray after 1 week, and the other group might view the photoarray after 1 month. After all the data are collected, the investigator can use commonly accepted statistical techniques to determine whether INFO identification accuracy rates vary Three common features of systematically as a function of the laboratory studies are time delay.

The suspect is in the back of the police car or standing by the car in handcuffs). Thus, when witnesses positively identify a suspect from a showup it is unclear whether the witness has an accurate memory of the perpetrator of the crime or whether the witness has made an inaccurate ‘‘guess’’ that the suspect is the perpetrator. Similarly, a lineup consisting of members who are all suspects in the crime presents problems for the interpretation of witnesses’ positive identifications. If witnesses positively identify any of the lineup members in this identification task, the identified lineup member is 17 18 Foundation INFO likely to be charged with and prosecuted for the crime in A lineup should contain no more question.

Intoxication level did not influence false identification rates in the Read et al. study. Although the number of studies examining the effects of intoxication on identificaINFO tion accuracy is small (these are the Alcohol intoxication at the time of only two we could find) and the the crime may negatively impact results are mixed, the much larger the accuracy of eyewitness body of research showing that identifications. alcohol impairs cognitive processing in general (Steele & Josephs, 1990) Empirical Foundations and Limits 47 leads us to conclude that alcohol intoxication is a general impairment factor that decreases the accuracy of eyewitness identifications.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 48 votes