Chapter Sixteen. Truthfulness in Witnesses' and Suspects' Reports

  1. Ray Bull Professor2,
  2. Tim Valentine PhD member Scientific staff Professor of Psychology Fellow3 and
  3. Tom Williamson
  1. A. Daniel Yarmey BA (Hons), MA, PhD Professor author

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747599.ch16

Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions

Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions

How to Cite

Yarmey, A. D. (2009) Truthfulness in Witnesses' and Suspects' Reports, in Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions (eds R. Bull, T. Valentine and T. Williamson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747599.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, England, UK

  2. 3

    Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Guelph Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512678

Online ISBN: 9780470747599

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Keywords:

  • truthfulness in witnesses' and suspects' reports;
  • omission and commission in eyewitness memory - honest errors, function of misperception;
  • common sense and deception in eyewitness reports;
  • honest or deceptive eyewitnesses in criminal situations;
  • judgements of deception and accuracy of performance in eyewitness testimony;
  • truthful and deceptive persons - differing in verbal reports;
  • research participants and procedures;
  • participants in truthful condition and participants in deceptive condition;
  • Granhag & Strömwall's (2000) - ‘repeat vs. reconstruct ’ hypothesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Common sense and deception in eyewitness reports

  • Truthfulness and deception in eyewitness identification

  • Judgements of deception and accuracy of performance in eyewitness testimony

  • Deceptive suspects ' event recall and duration estimates across repeated interviews

  • Research participants and procedures

  • Results and discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References