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NCJ Number: 120545 Find in a Library
Title: Psychological Methods in Criminal Investigation and Evidence
Editor(s): D C Raskin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 399
Sponsoring Agency: Springer Publishing Co
New York, NY 10036
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8261-6450-1
Sale Source: Springer Publishing Co
11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10036
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: During the last 20 years the involvement of psychological techniques and expertise in criminal investigation has dramatically increased.
Abstract: This two-part book contains chapters on eyewitness performance and interviewing and assessing witnesses, victims, and suspects. Specifically, it covers the psychology of eyewitness testimony, procedures for obtaining identification evidence, field studies of eyewitness memory of actual crimes, legal issues, investigative hypnosis, the cognitive interview technique, criteria-based statement analysis, polygraphy, hazards in detecting deceit, and the admissibility of polygraph- and hypnosis-derived evidence. Index.
Main Term(s): Criminal investigation; Psychologists role in criminal justice
Index Term(s): Evidence collection; Eyewitness testimony; Polygraphs; Questioning under hypnosis
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