Memory and interviewing
Research on human memory has a long tradition. Although memory failures like forgetting can be bothersome in everyday life, in some situations incorrect memory information can be fatal. Within the legal arena, incorrect memory information could, at worst, lead to the imprisonment of innocent people. In addition, most criminal investigations are dependent on information from witnesses, victims and perpetrators. Thus, obtaining complete and accurate information is critical. CLIP’s work within this field has a long history, and our research can be divided into two main areas: one focusing on how to improve witnesses’ memory performance, and the other focusing on factors and situations that influences memory.