Keith A. Findley
University of Wisconsin Law School
May 11, 2010
CONVICTION OF THE INNOCENT: LESSONS FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH, B. Cutler, ed., APA Press, 2010
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1116
This book chapter examines the psychological research that helps explain the phenomenon of “tunnel vision” in criminal cases that can lead to wrongful conviction of the innocent. It focuses, in particular, on the effects of such cognitive distortions as confirmation bias and hindsight bias, and situates them in the criminal justice system.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: tunnel vision, wrongful convictions, innocence, confirmation bias, hindsight bias, cognitive bias, cognitive errors, law and psychology, miscarriages of justice
JEL Classification: K42
Date posted: May 12, 2010
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