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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, July 12, 2019

Roberts on Memory

Andrew J. Roberts (Melbourne Law School) has posted The Frailties of Human Memory the Accused's Right to Accurate Procedures on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
It is often claimed that the criminal justice system has not taken sufficient account of the findings of experimental studies that have revealed much about the limitations and vulnerabilities of human memory and cognition. Indeed some have suggested that those responsible for the administration of justice are generally disinterested in what psychologists have to say about the nature of memory and its frailties, and unwilling to consider the adequacy of legal rules and practices in light of what is known about these matters.

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