Our changeable memories: legal and practical implications

The knowledge that we cannot rely on our memories, compelling they might be, leads to questions about the validity of criminal convictions that are based largely on the testimony of victims or witnesses

Elizabeth Loftus

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • The knowledge that we cannot rely on our memories, compelling they might be, leads to questions about the validity of criminal convictions that are based largely on the testimony of victims or witnesses
  • Our scientific understanding of memory should be used to help the legal system to navigate this minefield

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