The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology presents a survey of research and  legal opinions from international experts on the rapidly expanding scientific literature addressing the accuracy and limitations of eyewitnesses as a source of evidence for the courts. For the first time, extensive reviews of factors influencing witnesses of all ages-children, adults, and the elderly-are compiled in a single pair of volumes. The disparate research currently being conducted in eyewitness memory in psychology, criminal justice, and legal studies is coherently presented in this work.
Controversial topics such as the use of hypnosis, false and recovered memories, the impact of stress, and the accuracy of psychologically impaired witnesses are expertly examined. Leading eyewitness researchers also discuss the subjects of conversational memory, alibi evidence, witness credibility, facial memory, earwitness testimony, lineup theory, and expert testimony. The impact of witness testimony in court is considered, and each volume concludes with a legal commentary chapter.
The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology is an invaluable aid to researchers, legal scholars, and practicing lawyers who need access to the most recent research in the field, accompanied by the interpretations and commentary of many of the world's leading authorities on these topics.

part I|2 pages

Forensic Adult Memory of Witnesses and Suspects

chapter 1|50 pages

Memory for Conversation: The Orphan Child of Witness Memory Researchers

ByDeborah Davis, Richard D. Friedman

chapter 2|28 pages

Interview Protocols to Improve Eyewitness Memory

ByRonald P. Fisher, Nadja Schreiber

chapter 3|36 pages

The Influence of Emotion on Memory in Forensic Settings

ByDaniel Reisberg, Friderike Heuer

chapter 4|40 pages

The Effects of Delay on Long-Term Memory for Witnessed Events

ByJ. Don Read, Deborah A. Connolly

chapter 5|18 pages

Alibis in Criminal Investigations and Trials

ByTara M. Burke, John W. Turtle, Elizabeth A. Olson

chapter 6|18 pages

Internalized False Confessions

BySaul M. Kassin

part II|2 pages

Potential Sources of Distorted Eyewitness Statements and Postdictors of Statement Accuracy

chapter 7|44 pages

Internal and External Sources of Misinformation in Adult Witness Memory

ByDeborah Davis, Elizabeth F. Loftus

chapter 8|22 pages

False Memory Research: History, Theory, and Applied Implications

ByJeffrey S. Neuschatz, James M. Lampinen, Michael P. Toglia, David G. Payne, Elizabeth Preston Cisneros

chapter 9|38 pages

Psychological Impairment, Eyewitness Testimony, and False Memories: Individual Differences

BySal A. Soraci, Michael T. Carlin, J. Don Read, Terri Krangel Pogoda, Yvonne Wakeford, Sarah Cavanagh, Lisa Shin

chapter 10|22 pages

Recovered Memories

BySteven M. Smith, David H. Gleaves

chapter 11|18 pages

Using Hypnosis in Eyewitness Memory: Past and Current Issues

ByGiuliana Mazzoni, Jay Steven Lynn

chapter 12|32 pages

Credibility Assessment in Eyewitness Memory

ByDorothee Griesel, John C. Yuille

chapter 13|28 pages

Eyewitness Confidence from the Witnessed Event Through Trial

ByJohn S. Shaw, Kimberley A. McClure, Josie A. Dykstra

part III|2 pages

Lifespan Eyewitness Issues: Children

chapter 14|28 pages

The Suggestibility of Children’s Memory

ByLaura Melnyk, Angela M. Crossman, Matthew H. Scullin

chapter 15|24 pages

Enhancing Performance: Factors Affecting the Informativeness of Young Witnesses

ByMichael E. Lamb, Yael Orbach, Amye R. Warren, Phillip W. Esplin, Irit Hershkowitz

chapter 16|26 pages

The Development of Event Memory: Implications for Child Witness Testimony

ByMargaret-Ellen Pipe, Karen L. Thierry, Michael E. Lamb

chapter 17|30 pages

False Memory in Children: Data, Theory, and Legal Implications

ByValerie F. Reyna, Britain Mills, Steven Estrada, Charles J. Brainerd

chapter 18|36 pages

A Review of Factors Affecting Jurors’ Decisions in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

ByBette L. Bottoms, Jonathan M. Golding, Maggie C. Stevenson, Tisha R. A. Wiley, John A. Yozwiak

chapter 19|27 pages

Children’s Eyewitness Memory: Balancing Children’s Needs and Defendants’ Rights When Seeking the Truth

ByLindsay C. Malloy, Emilie Mitchell, Stephanie Block, Jodi A. Quas, Gail S. Goodman

part IV|2 pages

Lifespan Eyewitness Issues: Older Adults

chapter 20|28 pages

The Elderly Eyewitness: A Review and Prospectus

ByKatrin Mueller-Johnson, Stephen J. Ceci

chapter 21|22 pages

False Memory Susceptibility in Older Adults: Implications for the Elderly Eyewitness

ByDonna J. LaVoie, Heather K. Mertz, Tracey L. Richmond

chapter 22|20 pages

Eyewitness Memory in Older Adults

ByChris J. A. Moulin, Rebecca G. Thompson, Dan B. Wright, Martin A. Conway

part V|2 pages