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Forensic psychology
Forensic psychology

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5 Summary of Week 2

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This week you have read about how the specific characteristics of a witness can affect what they remember and how accurately they remember it, and also how different aspects of a crime can be remembered with varying degrees of reliability.

You have heard the initial descriptions of the armed robbery provided by the two witnesses and should already be getting an idea of how different approaches to investigations and questioning can result in very different information being obtained.

Next week, you will explore how the mind notices the world around us, and find out that people can fail to spot things right in front of their eyes, even very unusual things! You will also look at how suggestible our minds can be, even to the extent that we can end up remembering things that never happened.

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