Chapter 13. Suggestibility: Historical and Theoretical Aspects

  1. Gisli H. Gudjonsson

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch13

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

How to Cite

Gudjonsson, G. H. (2002) Suggestibility: Historical and Theoretical Aspects, in The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch13

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844618

Online ISBN: 9780470713297

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Keywords:

  • interrogative suggestibility;
  • defence and prosecution counsels;
  • reliability of evidence;
  • retracted confessions;
  • central criminal court

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Theoretical Approaches

  • Some Characteristics Of Suggestion And Suggestibility

  • Brief Historical Background To Suggestibility

  • The Classification Of Suggestibility

  • Theories Of Suggestibility

  • Reinforcement And Suggestibility

  • Suggestibility: A State Or A Trait?

  • Definition Of Interrogative Suggestibility

  • The Gudjonsson–clark Theoretical Model

  • Implications Of The Model And Hypotheses

  • External Evaluation Of The Model

  • Conclusions