Memory and Law by Lynn Nadel

Memory and Law

EditorLynn Nadel, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong

Hardcover | July 11, 2012

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The legal system depends upon memory function in a number of critical ways, including the memories of victims, the memories of individuals who witness crimes or other critical events, the memories of investigators, lawyers, and judges engaged in the legal process, and the memories of jurors.How well memory works, how accurate it is, how it is affected by various aspects of the criminal justice system - these are all important questions. But there are others as well: Can we tell when someone is reporting an accurate memory? Can we distinguish a true memory from a false one? Canmemories be selectively enhanced, or erased? Are memories altered by emotion, by stress, by drugs? These questions and more are addressed by Memory and Law, which aims to present the current state of knowledge among cognitive and neural scientists about memory as applied to the law.

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Lynn Nadel is Regents Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong is Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

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Title:Memory and LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPart I. General Issues about MemoryL. Nadel and W. Sinnott-Armstrong: Introduction: Memory in the Legal Context1. E. A. Phelps: Emotion's Impact on MemoryPart II. Memory in Eyewitnesses2. D. Davis and E.F. Loftus: Inconsistencies between Law and the Limits of Human Cognition: The Case of Eyewitness Identification3. S.D. Gronlund, C.A Goodsell and S.M. Andersen: Lineup Procedures in Eyewitness Identification4. H.L. Roediger, III, J.H. Wixted and K.A. DeSoto: The Curious Complexity between Confidence and Accuracy in Reports from Memory5. E.F. Chua: Evaluating Confidence in Our Memories: Results and Implications from Neuroimaging and Eye Movement Monitoring Studies of Metamemory6. L.E. Hasel: Evidentiary independence?: How evidence collected early in an investigation influences the collection and interpretation of additional evidencePart III. Memory in Jurors7. W. Hirst, A. Coman and C.B. Stone: Memory and jury deliberation: The benefits and costs of collective remembering8. L.J.Demaine: Realizing the Potential of Instructions to Disregard9. A. Sandberg, W. Sinnott-Armstrong and J. Suvalescu: The Memory of Jurors: Enhancing Trial PerformancePart IV. Neuroimaging Memories10. D.L. Schacter, J. Chamberlain, B. Gaesser and K.D. Gerlach: Neuroimaging of True, False, and Imaginary Memories: Findings and Implications11. J.P. Rosenfeld, G.B. Shakhar and G. Ganis: Detection of concealed stored memories with psychophysiological and neuroimaging methodsPart V. Legislative Issues12. A. Kolber: Criminalizing Cognitive Enhancement at the Blackjack Table13. F.X. Shen: Monetizing Memory Science: Neuroscience and the Future of PTSD LitigationCODA14. M.A. Conway: Ten Things the Law, and Others, Should Know about Human Memory