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Our Catriona Havard has a piece published in The Conversation today on police photo lineups: Identification parades can be powerful evidence in securing convictions in criminal cases. But eyewitness evidence is notoriously prone to errors – and organisations such as the Innocent Project have found out that 70% of wrongful convictions that were later exonerated had verdicts based on…

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Check out this video to learn more about our Lara Frumkin and her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpYXZ7sPBSE

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First published on the Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) website by Graham Pike and Jim Turner, The Open University. There is considerable evidence that mistaken identification by an eyewitness is the leading cause of miscarriages of justice. For example, research done by The Innocence Project, has found that eyewitness misidentification plays a role in more than 70% of overturned convictions…

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Check out this video to learn more about our Catriona Havard and her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3a1v342kKc

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Check out this video to learn more about our Graham Pike and his work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPt9o-FEvcQ

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Check out this video to learn more about our Zoe Walkington and her work: https://youtu.be/D3JOMmzCzaM

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Check out this amazing new poster for DD310 - Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy.  

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As you know (?), what used to be the Social Psychology Research Group (SPRG) has recently transformed into the ambitious Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) collaboration – offering what promises to be an exciting programme of cutting edge external seminars for 2019, to be held at the OU’s Camden Town location, as well as an…

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A new publication by David Jones explores links between the public sphere, modern identities, free speech and terrorism. The past two decades have witnessed huge global interest in acts of ‘terror’. Many commentators have observed how the various mass media appear to play a key role in the transmission of this terror (e.g. Burke 2016;…

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A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly…

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