Our Catriona Havard has a piece published in The Conversation today on police photo lineups: Identification parades can be powerful evidence in securing convictions in criminal cases. But eyewitness evidence is notoriously prone to errors – and organisations such as the Innocent Project have found out that 70% of wrongful convictions that were later exonerated had verdicts based on… Continue reading Police photo lineups: how background colours can skew eye witness identification
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Stephanie Taylor reflects on the life of Andrea Levy on the DD317 blog. Andrea Levy who died last month, has been deservedly celebrated in a number of articles and obituaries. She is probably best known as the author of the prize-winning novel 'Small Island'. Open University students may also be aware that she received an… Continue reading Andrea Levy at the Open University
First published on the Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) website by Graham Pike and Jim Turner, The Open University. There is considerable evidence that mistaken identification by an eyewitness is the leading cause of miscarriages of justice. For example, research done by The Innocence Project, has found that eyewitness misidentification plays a role in more than 70% of overturned convictions… Continue reading Do techniques for generating suspects contaminate procedures for identifying perpetrators?
CUSP Seminar on 29th March 2019 - sign up here. Despite being a major theme across the sciences, emergence itself has not been a central concept in social psychological theory. This is surprising given how important the concept was within the social psychology of one of the discipline’s founders, G.H.Mead. Mead (1932/1980, p.23) defined emergence as… Continue reading Emergence: A CuSP Meeting in Collaboration with UEL