Smooth Brain Society

#28. Memory and Wrongful Convictions - Dr. Faye Skelton

November 09, 2023 Guest: Dr. Faye Skelton Season 2 Episode 28
Smooth Brain Society
#28. Memory and Wrongful Convictions - Dr. Faye Skelton
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Dr. Faye Skelton is the program lead for Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology at the Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. She joins us to talk about miscarriages of justice, factors involved in wrongful imprisonment, false confessions and memory issues which affect eye witness testimony. Lastly, Faye talks about how some of these can be fixed and tools which may help in future identification like police facial composites.

Dr. Faye Skelton
https://www.napier.ac.uk/people/faye-skelton 

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Introduction
False memories in criminal context
Factors in wrongful convictions
When no crime is committed
Difference between countries
Police Facial Composites
Future work and what motivates Faye?
Rapid Fire Questions