Friday, October 1, 2010

Investigating Make Believe Memories

Via Sonia Jaspal's RiskBoard.
In fraud investigations, investigators gain valuable insight by conducting interrogations of suspects and eye-witnesses. Legally an eyewitness account is considered critical evidence. The question is how reliable is the information gathered from the interrogations? Is the eyewitness account fool proof and can it be completely relied on by the decision makers?
While studying the cognitive psychology paper “Make-Believe Memories” authored by Elizabeth F. Loftus, I realized that false memories can be created by subtle suggestions. Elizabeth F. Loftus has conducted a number of studies on creating false memories   and I am presenting here some of the aspects which are relevant for white collar crime investigations.

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