Can fabricated evidence induce false eyewitness testimony?
Wade, Kimberley A. , Green, Sarah L. and Nash, Robert A.. (2010) Can fabricated evidence induce false eyewitness testimony? Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol.24 (No.7). pp. 899-908. ISSN 0888-4080Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1607
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Applied Cognitive Psychology|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 899-908|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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