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Weight: 40% Task Description: Length: 2000 words Students must submit an essay addressing one of the three topics below. In completing the essay students are required to review and include at least five articles published in academic journals that relate to the essay question. The essays should be clearly argued and reflect your critical thinking on the topic. Modules 2/3 will provide guidance about essay writing. Further information regarding this information can be found below. 1) Is FBI profiling effective and should it be used in the criminal justice system? Discuss. 2) Are interventions with children and adolescents who are at risk of future offending effective? Discuss. 3) Psychological research shows that eyewitness testimony is not always accurate, therefore it should not be used in the criminal justice system. Discuss.

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Cognitive science Epistemology Cognitive psychology Memory Neuropsychology Evidence law Eyewitness testimony Philosophy of science Testimony Weapon focus Witness Reconstructive memory
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Cognitive science Epistemology Cognitive psychology Memory Neuropsychology Evidence law Eyewitness testimony Philosophy of science Testimony Weapon focus Witness Reconstructive memory
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Arguments have focused on wrongful convictions that have resulted from incorrect eyewitness evidence (Areh, 2011; Howitt, 2012; Nelson, Laney, Bowman-Fowler, Knowles, Davis & Loftus, 2011). This essay aims to focus on the unreliability of eyewitness testimony within the criminal justice system in particular the fabrication and frailty of human memory. This will be achieved through the use of extensive research to shed light on the inaccuracy of eyewitness testimonies, topics such as the malleability of human memory and the circumstances in which the witness was under at the time of witnessing the crime. This essay will focus on the analysis of factors that affect eyewitness testimony during the ...
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