Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.
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Try to solve a crime using nothing but eyewitness evidence
Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. But psychological research has revealed the dangers of relying on this testimony and how careful the police must be when questioning witnesses.
Using videos of real witnesses, from behind the scenes of a police investigation, this course explores the psychology of eyewitness testimony.
You will get the chance to test your own cognitive skills and see if your investigative powers are as good as police officers, as you try to solve a crime using nothing but eyewitness evidence.
What topics will you cover?
- Eyewitness testimony
- Witness memory
- Inattentional blindness and observation of criminal incidents
- Interviewing witnesses
- Facial recognition
- Visual identification
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for those with an interest in psychology and/or criminal investigation and does not require any previous experience of studying either subject.
Originally posted 2021-07-16 01:54:09.