MYTHS and FACTS about legal psychology
True or false? Through crime novels, news reports and true crime TV shows, we hear about crimes, police methods, witness testimonies and court decisions. But what does legal psychology tell us about these topics?
In this series, researchers answer common questions on the subject. The researchers explain the psychology of lies, false memories, suspect interrogations, difficulties with making quick decision in police investigations, and how to stop future crimes.
THE RESEARCH GROUP ON LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY
The research group Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology (CLIP) works with generating knowledge that is important for the judiciary and can contribute to improving police investigations, and make sure that interrogations and testimonies have strong evidentiary value.