The FORGE is pleased to announce the next speaker for this year’s seminar series: Dr Kirk Luther (Lancaster). Details of his talk can be found below:
Nudging Eyewitnesses: The Effect of Social Influence on Recalling Witnessed Events
Interviewing witnesses and victims (i.e., interviewees) is a core component of policing. Interviewers were likely not present when a crime was committed, and therefore must obtain information about what happened from interviewees. Due to the importance of interviews for solving crimes, researchers continue to explore ways to enhance interviewee recall. One promising area that has received relatively limited attention as an interviewing tool is social influence. The goals of the current experiment are to determine the extent to which various social influence techniques are able to enhance witness recall beyond what can be achieved when such techniques are absent, and to compare the relative performance of the social influence strategies.
TIME & PLACE
1100-1200, Wed 21st Nov, County South B89