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Psychological research that will inform how judges, lawyers and investigators use psychological assessments, eyewitness testimony, and memory for conversation as evidence was the focus of a press briefing held at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting.

Psychological research that will inform how judges, lawyers and investigators use psychological assessments, eyewitness testimony, and memory for conversation as evidence was the focus of a press briefing held at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting.

More Research into Validity of Fingerprint Comparisons Needed, Forensic Report Says Courtroom testimony and reports stating that fingerprints collected from a crime scene belong to a single person lack scientific foundation.
Examples of “fake news,” such as a report that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, are the equivalent of a bad cold in the body politic, says Dan Kahan, a professor of law and psychology at Yale University. But much more troubling, he told a session of the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting, are the “toxic memes” Trump has mastered that represent what he called “a cancer” on enlightened democracy.
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