not available (2016-04)
Using videos of real witnesses and from cameras that go behind the scenes of a police investigation, this course explores the psychology of eyewitness testimony. You will get the chance to test your own cognitive skills and to see whether your powers of investigation are as good as a crack squad of police officers, as you try to solve a crime using nothing but evidence from eyewitnesses. After completing this course you will be able to understand the psychology of eyewitness testimony, develop your own investigative skills, explore human cognition and discover the mistakes your own brain can make, discuss concepts of criminal investigation, and consider the relationship between limitations of the human brain and miscarriages of justice.
The Open University (OUUK)