PSYC 3350- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 95 pages long!)

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In the news: police officers in the schools, police discretion. Individuals with mental illness: encounters with mentally ill people more common since deinstitutionalization, police responses typically include: In north america, there are generally two goals of a police interrogation: obtain a confession, gain information that will further the investigation (e. g. the location of evidence, mr. big example, u(cid:374)der(cid:272)over poli(cid:272)e (cid:862)re(cid:272)ruit(cid:863) suspe(cid:272)t to fake (cid:272)ri(cid:373)i(cid:374)al orga(cid:374)izatio(cid:374) Institutional influences: lack of knowledge (knowing that false confessions exist, progressive constriction of relevant evidence, why do jurors believe false confessions, difficulty with self-incrimination, difficulty with deception detection, form and content similarities, criminal profiling. Inductive profiling: profiling an offender from what is known about other offenders who have committed similar (solved) crimes. It lacks a strong theoretical base: based on classic trait theory, ignores situational factors, core psychological assumptions lack empirical support, profiles are too ambiguous to be useful, professional profilers are not accurate, rarely leads to identification, geographic profiling.

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