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dc.contributor.authorKebbell, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Laura Kateen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Johnson, Shaneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:28:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:28:03Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-11T10:57:09Z
dc.identifier.issn15444767en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jip.125en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36930
dc.description.abstractTwo studies demonstrate the influence of lawyers' complex questions on mock-witness accuracy, confidence, and reaction times and on the interpretation of witness accuracy by mock jurors. In study one, 32 mock witnesses were shown a short film and then questioned either with lawyers' complex questions or simple alternatives. In Study 2, 20 mock jurors viewed video footage of the mock witnesses assigned to each of the two previous conditions and were asked to rate their confidence in the witnesses' answers. The findings of the two studies indicated that lawyers' use of confusing questions reduce not only accuracy but also speed of response and both witnesses' and jurors' ability to determine accuracy. The implication of these findings is straightforward, lawyers should ask simple questions wherever possible.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wileyen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom261en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto271en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profilingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchForensic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170104en_US
dc.titleThe influence of lawyers' questions on witness accuracy, confidence and reaction times and on mock-jurors' interpretation of witness accuracyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: The influence of lawyers' questions on witness accuracy, confidence and reaction times and on mock-jurors' interpretation of witness accuracy, Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling 7(3), 2010, pp. 261-271, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jip.125en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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