Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Using the eyes of eyewitnesses

Graham Pike and Camilla Elphick talk about recently published research on eyewitness identification and pupillometry. ¬†Working out how many people are convicted of a crime they did not commit is difficult for a variety of reasons, but estimates suggest that the number of miscarriages of justice may be something like 7% (in Australia) or 11%… Continue reading Using the eyes of eyewitnesses

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

We're pleased to announce that the badged version of the OpenLearn course Forensic psychology is now live. Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice. Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research… Continue reading Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

The own-race bias in eyewitness identification.

The own race bias is the phenomenon whereby individuals are better at recognising and differentiating between faces that are the same race as they are, and much poorer with faces of another race. The issue of the own-race bias has serious ramifications when it comes to eyewitness identification and when a witness is faced with… Continue reading The own-race bias in eyewitness identification.