Saturday, July 31

Cognitive and Criminal Psychology Key Question

The Key Question is: is eyewitness testimony too unreliable to trust?

There are a lot of documentaries, etc. about this issue. Some examples:

  1. State your criminological key question. (1)
  2. Explain your key question (why it matters to society, what the KQ is about). You could include: Devlin Report (1976), Post-event information, witness characteristics, weapons focus etc. (8)
  3. Use concepts, theories and research to explain the KQ. You could include Bartlett and schemas, Loftus & Palmer, Thompson and other studies, flashbulb memories, Yuille and Cutshall (EWT is reliable), etc. (8)