Amnesia for criminal offences: a study of life sentence prisoners

@article{Pyszora2003AmnesiaFC,
  title={Amnesia for criminal offences: a study of life sentence prisoners},
  author={Natalie M Pyszora and Ann F. Barker and Michael D. Kopelman},
  journal={The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry \& Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={475 - 490}
}
Amnesia for criminal offences has long been recognized as a common phenomenon although there have been few large-scale studies examining factors associated with amnesia and even fewer which have examined follow-up information. This study was based on a retrospective investigation of case-notes of all those sentenced to life imprisonment in England and Wales in 1994. Data were available for 89% (N = 207). The aims were (1) to determine the rate of amnesia for serious offences in this sample, (2… Expand
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