The Frailties of Human Memory the Accused's Right to Accurate Procedures
20 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2019 Last revised: 13 Feb 2020
Date Written: July 3, 2019
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
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