Alibis: generation, consistency, corroboration, believability, and detection: Introduction to this special issue

Melanie Sauerland*

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This special issue highlights recent developments in the field of alibi research. These include a shift from self-report studies to behavioral paradigms; a broadening in the literature to study not only suspects, investigators, and legal decision makers, but also alibi corroborators; and an expansion of the research to include alibi-related memory issues rather than a sole focus on social impact factors. Additionally, this special issue addresses the many misconceptions that exist when it comes to the appraisal of consistency in the context of alibi accuracy and truthfulness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
JournalBehavioral Sciences & the Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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