University of PortsmouthAsking Good Questions To Preserve Witness Memory

Asking Good Questions To Preserve Witness Memory

When emergency services arrive at a crime scene, one of the main jobs for the officers present is to preserve the forensic evidence. Without it, vital clues about the cause of the incident and the people responsible could be lost.

But it's not the only important scene to consider – the fragile memory of the witness must be preserved too.

The fragility of human memory has long raised concerns in the courtroom. Memory can change with time and can be disrupted by our experiences before and after an event – but witness accounts are still relied upon in court. So, how can you protect memory when it matters?

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