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All Ears: Adults' and Children's Earwitness Testimony

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Title: All Ears: Adults' and Children's Earwitness Testimony
Authors: Öhman, Lisa
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: Öhman, L., Eriksson, A., & Granhag, P.A. (2011). Overhearing the planning of a crime: Do adults outperform children as earwitnesses? Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 26, 118 -127.

Öhman, L., Eriksson, A., & Granhag, P.A. (2010). Mobile phone quality vs. direct quality: How the presentation format affects earwitness identification accuracy. The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 2, 161–182.

Öhman, L., Eriksson, A., & Granhag, P.A. (Available online: 27 Feb 2012). Enhancing adults’ and children’s earwitness memory: Examining three types of interviews. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

Öhman, L., Eriksson, A., & Granhag, P.A. (2013). Angry voices from the past and present: Effects on adults’ and children’s earwitness memory. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 10, 57–70.

Date of Defence: 2013-03-01
Disputation: Fredagen den 1 mars 2013, kl. 10.00, sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Earwitnesses
voice identification
content memory
voice descriptions
Abstract: Many crimes are committed under conditions of darkness, by masked perpetrators or over a phone. In such cases the witnesses’ auditory observations may have a vital role in the investigative phase and in court. Nevertheless, earwitness testimony is a neglected research area. The present thesis investigated earwitnesses’ (i) identification performance for an unfamiliar voice, (ii) memory for the perpetrator’s statement, and (iii) ability to describe the voice. All four studies used the same genera... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8623-3
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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