Forensic psychology
Forensic psychology

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Forensic psychology

1.5 Summary of Week 1

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So far you have seen the impact that wrongful convictions can have and that mistaken identification by an eyewitness appears to be the leading cause in such miscarriages of justice. You have also seen that simply changing the instruction given to an eyewitness can have a profound effect on the accuracy of the evidence they provide.

You have been introduced to our two detectives and our two witnesses, and next week you get the chance to begin your investigation as the witnesses provide an initial statement about what took place in the crime.

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