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HOW CAN THE RELIABILITY OF A WILL BE RECKONED?

Written on October 15, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

Fiabilidad 2Rarely or perhaps never, do we ask ourselves how it is possible that in a field as important as civil law, we never consider the need to investigate and innovate with regards to the truthfulness and veracity of wills, given that the statements of witnesses are the primary evidence in judicial processes: they are key components.

However, these highly-prozed elements may, in many cases, lack credibility. This is due to the fact that statements may include events, situations, facts, or persons which in reality took no part in the actual context: we call this false recollection and it is this which creates the need for studies concerning witness´ memory and recall.

There is a large amount of research on this topic, finding connections and correlations with regards to the witness´ age, their degree of involvement in the events being investigated, and the great influence which the kind of interrogation may have.

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