When investigating criminal acts, witness testimony is often very important. For example, a recent survey of 159 United Kingdom (UK) police officers showed 36% of respondents believed that witnesses 'always' or 'almost always’ provide the major leads for an investigation. A further 51% believed that witnesses ‘usually’ provide the major leads (Kebbell & Milne, in press). However, the survey also revealed that 53% of police officers believed that witnesses ‘never’ or ‘rarely' provided as much information as they wanted. Consequently, maximizing the accurate testimony of a witness is an important aim for many police officers.
|Title of host publication||Psychology and law in a changing world|
|Subtitle of host publication||new trends in theory, research and practice|
|Editors||Giovanni B. Traverso, Lara Bagnoli|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|