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NCJ Number: 230062 Find in a Library
Title: Legal and Criminological Psychology Special Issue: What Works in Investigative Psychology?
Journal: Legal and criminological Psychology  Volume:15  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:1-157
Author(s): Par Anders Granhag; Aldert Vrij
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 157
Publisher: http://www.bps.org.uk 
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This issue focuses on eight research themes within investigative psychology relevant to the conduct of criminal investigations.
Abstract: According to research, investigative psychology covers all aspects of psychology that are relevant to the conduct of criminal or civil investigations. The overarching aim of this special journal issue is to discuss how psychological research can help solve concrete problems that occur in investigative contexts. The eight papers (investigative interviewing of witnesses, interviewing cooperative witnesses, interviewing suspects, suspect deception, eyewitness identification tests, malingered memory problems, offender profiling, and jury decisionmaking) in this issue will discuss the research questions that have driven the research agendas within each research theme, and make clear how utilizing scientific knowledge can help practitioners with the problems they encounter in their daily work. Two basic questions were asked: 1) what are the main problems to be identified within the particular research area of investigative psychology, and 2) which solutions can psycho-legal research provide in order to solve these problems? The experts outlined 'what works' in their domain of expertise. References
Main Term(s): Investigative techniques
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Psychological evaluation; Psychological research; Psychology
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