Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice.

Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research has revealed the dangers of relying on evidence gained from an eyewitness and also how careful the police need to be when questioning witnesses.

Using videos of real witnesses and from cameras that go behind the scenes of a police investigation, this course explores the psychology of eyewitness testimony. You will get the chance to test your own cognitive skills and to see whether your powers of investigation are as good as a crack squad of police officers, as you try to solve a crime using nothing but evidence from eyewitnesses.

You can use the hashtag #FLforensic16 to join and contribute to Twitter conversations about this course.

This course is intended for tho...

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Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice.

Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research has revealed the dangers of relying on evidence gained from an eyewitness and also how careful the police need to be when questioning witnesses.

Using videos of real witnesses and from cameras that go behind the scenes of a police investigation, this course explores the psychology of eyewitness testimony. You will get the chance to test your own cognitive skills and to see whether your powers of investigation are as good as a crack squad of police officers, as you try to solve a crime using nothing but evidence from eyewitnesses.

You can use the hashtag #FLforensic16 to join and contribute to Twitter conversations about this course.

This course is intended for those with an interest in psychology and/or criminal investigation, and does not require any previous experience of studying either subject.

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4 years, 7 months ago
I enjoyed this course immensely because we learnt a lot about human memory and the difficulties when it comes to witness identification. In addition to articles about current studies, the course provided a wide range of online resources, expert interviews and examples for miscarriage of justice in the past. I found the theoretical part of the course very helpful for the practical part where participants could apply their new knowledge while solving a staged crime. We followed the investigation of two fictional detectives who used different approaches to solve a robbery. It felt a bit like watching two parallel universes where the same crime was solved by different detectives. In the end different people were convicted and we as participants had decide whether the police officers had made sound decisions or not. This demonstrated to me how important forensic psychology really is in order to avoid injustice. Thank you to the instru... I enjoyed this course immensely because we learnt a lot about human memory and the difficulties when it comes to witness identification. In addition to articles about current studies, the course provided a wide range of online resources, expert interviews and examples for miscarriage of justice in the past. I found the theoretical part of the course very helpful for the practical part where participants could apply their new knowledge while solving a staged crime. We followed the investigation of two fictional detectives who used different approaches to solve a robbery. It felt a bit like watching two parallel universes where the same crime was solved by different detectives. In the end different people were convicted and we as participants had decide whether the police officers had made sound decisions or not. This demonstrated to me how important forensic psychology really is in order to avoid injustice. Thank you to the instructors for this amazing experience – I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in this topic!
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