Testing Claims of Crime-Related Amnesia

Marko Jelicic*

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Abstract

Many violent offenders report amnesia for their crime. Although this type of memory loss is possible, there are reasons to assume that many claims of crime-related amnesia are feigned. This article describes ways to evaluate the genuineness of crime-related amnesia. A recent case is described in which several of these strategies yielded evidence for feigned crime-related amnesia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number617
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers in Psychiatry
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • crime-related amnesia
  • deception
  • feigning
  • malingering
  • forensic neuropsychology
  • MALINGERED-SYMPTOMATOLOGY SIMS
  • STRUCTURED-INVENTORY
  • CRIMINAL OFFENSES
  • DEPENDENT MEMORY
  • PEOPLE BELIEVE
  • ADMISSIBILITY
  • PSYCHOLOGISTS
  • OFFENDERS
  • DEFICITS
  • INJURY

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