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The Forensic Confirmation Bias: A Comparison Between Experts and Novices

The Forensic Confirmation Bias: A Comparison Between Experts and Novices

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A large body of research has described the influence of context information on forensic decision-making. In this study, we examined the effect of context information on the search for and selection of traces by students (N = 36) and crime scene investigators (N = 58). Participants investigated an ambiguous mock crime scene and received prior information indicating suicide, a violent death or no information. Participants described their impression of the scene and wrote down which traces they wanted to secure. Results showed that con- text information impacted first impression of the scene and crime scene behavior, namely number of traces secured. Participants in the murder condition secured most traces. Furthermore, the students secured more crime-related traces. Students were more confident in their first impres- sion. This study does not indicate that experts outperform novices. We therefore argue for proper training on cognitive processes as an integral part of all forensic education.

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
LectoraatLectoraat Forensisch Onderzoek
Gepubliceerd inJournal of Forensic Sciences Vol. 64, Uitgave: 1, Pagina's: 120-126
Datum2019-01
TypeArtikel
ISSN1556-4029
DOI10.1111/1556-4029.13817
TaalEngels

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