The Frailties of Human Memory the Accused's Right to Accurate Procedures

20 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2019 Last revised: 23 Aug 2019

Date Written: July 3, 2019

Abstract

It is often claimed that the criminal justice system has not taken sufficient account of the findings of experimental studies that have revealed much about the limitations and vulnerabilities of human memory and cognition. Indeed some have suggested that those responsible for the administration of justice are generally disinterested in what psychologists have to say about the nature of memory and its frailties, and unwilling to consider the adequacy of legal rules and practices in light of what is known about these matters.

Keywords: criminal justice, scientific literature

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Andrew J., The Frailties of Human Memory the Accused's Right to Accurate Procedures (July 3, 2019). U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 825 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3414084 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3414084

Andrew J. Roberts (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton
Victoria, 3052
Australia

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