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Memory-Based Approaches to the Examination of Alibis Provided by Innocent Suspects

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Title: Memory-Based Approaches to the Examination of Alibis Provided by Innocent Suspects
Authors: Portnoy, Shiri
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2019
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Portnoy, S., Hope, L., Vrij, A., Ask, K., Granhag, P. A., & Landström, S. (2018). Using pre-alibi instructions to increase innocent suspects’ memory output. Manuscript submitted for publication.

II. Portnoy, S., Hope, L., Vrij, A., Ask, K., & Landström, S. (2018). Examining the effects of pre-alibi instructions on inno-cent suspects’ memory output for past actions and corroborating evidence. Manuscript submitted for publication.

III. Portnoy, S., Hope, L., Vrij, A., Granhag, P. A., Ask, K., Eddy, C. & Landström, S. (2018). “I think you did it!”: Examining the effect of presuming guilt on the verbal output of innocent suspects during brief interviews. Manuscript submitted for publication.

IV. Portnoy, S., Hope, L., Vrij, A., Ask, K., & Landström, S. (2018). Beliefs about innocent suspects’ alibis: A survey of lay people in the United Kingdom, Israel, and Sweden. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Date of Defence: 2019-03-01
Disputation: Fredagen den 1 mars 2019, klockan 10:00 i sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Alibis
Innocent suspects
Investigative Interviewing
Abstract: The aim of the current thesis was to extend research on suspect alibis by exploring how the process of providing alibis may be improved for innocent suspects, for whom the provision of inaccurate and incomplete alibis may be detrimental. Across three experimental studies and one exploratory survey, I examined (i) whether memory-based reporting instructions enhance innocent mock suspects’ memory output when reporting past actions (Study I) and evidence that may corroborate their alibi (Study II);... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-327-1 (PDF)
978-91-7833-326-4 (Print)
ISSN: 1101-718X Avhandling/Göteborgs universitet, Psykologiska inst.
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