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Tunnel Vision


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

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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

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Date posted: May 12, 2010  

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Findley, Keith A., Tunnel Vision (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. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1604658

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