Interrogation techniques and memory distrust

  title={Interrogation techniques and memory distrust},
  author={Saskia van Bergen and Marko Jel{\'i}cic and Harald Merckelbach},
  journal={Psychology, Crime \& Law},
  pages={425 - 434}
Abstract Extensive research has shown that certain interrogation techniques may lead to false confessions. Gudjonsson and MacKeith (1982) argued that the ‘memory distrust syndrome’ could underlie some of these false confessions. The present study examined the relation between memory distrust, false confessions, and several interrogation techniques, by accusing innocent undergraduate students (n=50) of exam fraud. To this end, five interrogation techniques were used, namely providing false… Expand
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