Cognitive psychologists have conducted literally thousands of experiments examining factors that might affect the accuracy of eyewitness identifications. These experiments give us reason to be skeptical of a crime victim who points to the defendant in court and professes certainty. Even identifications that sound quite convincing can be mistaken. The human memory doesn’t act … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification
A group of national security, interrogation, and intelligence professionals came together in Washington, D.C. to issue a statement of principles on torture. The message: Torture is illegal, ineffective, counterproductive, and immoral. Their conclusion is based on decades of experience, a strong consensus in behavioral science, and a commitment to American ideals and values. … [Read more...] about Interrogation and Intelligence Professionals condemn Torture
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Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to a new study that has implications for victims, counselors and police. Michigan State University researcher Amy Bonomi and colleagues studied the domestic abuse police reports of nearly 6,000 couples in Seattle during a … [Read more...] about Weapons tied to repeat Domestic Abuse
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