Alcohol’s effect on testimonies of interpersonal violence
In this research project, using a laboratory design, alcohol’s effects on witnesses' ability to
a) remember and
b) report on interpersonal violence, and how they
c) assess the level of aggressiveness and
d) assess the burden of guilt within such contexts, are explored.
The project uses mixed-methods design (i.e. to use both quantitative methods and qualitative methods) to elucidate the complex effects of alcohol on how witnesses remember and perceive interpersonal behavior that includes violence. The aim of the project is to be able to produce basic data on how alcohol affects testimonies in central aspects of the judicial system, and thus also create the basis for hypotheses that can be tested in more applied environments in future studies.