Can Fabricated Evidence Induce False Eyewitness Testimony?
Wade, KA, Green, SL and Nash, RA (2010) Can Fabricated Evidence Induce False Eyewitness Testimony? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24 (7). pp. 899-908.
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False information can influence people's beliefs and memories. But can fabricated evidence induce individuals to accuse another person of doing something they never did? We examined whether exposure to a fabricated video could produce false eyewitness testimony. Subjects completed a gambling task alongside a confederate subject, and later we falsely told subjects that their partner had cheated on the task. Some subjects viewed a digitally manipulated video of their partner cheating; some were told that video evidence of the cheating exists; and others were not told anything about video evidence. Subjects were asked to sign a statement confirming that they witnessed the incident and that their corroboration could be used in disciplinary action against the accused. See-video subjects were three times more likely to sign the statement than Told-video and Control subjects. Fabricated evidence may, indeed, produce false eyewitness testimony; we discuss probable cognitive mechanisms. Copyright (C) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Date :||October 2010|
|Identification Number :||10.1002/acp.1607|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||MEMORIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, CONFESSIONS, MISINFORMATION, PSYCHOLOGY, PICTURE, EVENT, WORTH|
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|Additional Information :||This is the accepted version of the following article: Wade, KA, Green, SL & Nash, RA, Can Fabricated Evidence Induce False Eyewitness Testimony?, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24 (7) which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1607|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||21 May 2014 15:07|
|Last Modified :||09 Jun 2014 13:55|
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