The eyewitness research group headed by Professor Amina Memon is based in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway University of London. We use methods from experimental psychology to understand why eyewitnesses make errors. We are also conducting research to improve our understanding of the role of eyewitness evidence and decision making within the Criminal Justice System.
Memon, A. (2014). Female Genital Cutting: A community based approach to behaviour change. Working Paper October 2014
This review considers some contemporary literature on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) with the goal of looking at the discourse, attitudes and beliefs around the practice, its prevalence in the UK today and approaches to effecting change. The importance of cultural awareness and understanding together with the involvement of community participants and champions are highlighted. …View full post
A report of the ‘Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Court’ will be released on October 2nd at 4pm GMT. A live webcast of the report can be found through the National Academy of Sciences website at http://www.nationalacademies.org/ . More information on …View full post
The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict was held in London from the 10-13th of June. The protocol can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-protocol-on-the-documentation-and-investigation-of-sexual-violence-in-conflict The group’s own Professor Amina Memon was in attendance at the summit. Click here to …View full post
Kent forensic psychology research leads to government plans for national sex offender polygraph testing
Read the report here : http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/publications/research-and-analysis/moj-research/evaluation-of-mandatory-polygraph-pilot.pdfView full post