Ten Things the Law and Others Should Know about Human Memory

Martin A. Conway

in Memory and Law

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199920754
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199950133 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Series in Neuroscience, Law, and Philosophy

Ten Things the Law and Others Should Know about Human Memory

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This chapter describes my experiences a memory expert witness and how these led to a major report by the British Psychological Society on memory and the law. The aim of this report was to provide a set of guidelines about human memory that were agreed by a broad range of memory researchers and supported by scientific findings. The intention was to provide an authoritative source that could be used by non-experts and which would also stop the selective use of findings that so undermines expert testimony.

Keywords: expert witness; memory guidelines; memory and the law; autobiographical memory; scientific evidence

Chapter.  6227 words. 

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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