History of psychological assessment testimony



The article presents different points of view on the assessment of witness statements. This review results from a range of issues coming up in the modern practice of a forensic psychologist. One of the recent problems connected to the assessment of witness statements validity, is forensic and psychological expert reports, realized on the basis of not locally approved methods, backed by reliable studies. The article describes different approaches of foreign and national specialists to the issue of credibility of witnesses. Despite the significant amount of works in this field, there are still differences and contradictions in researches regarding the assessment of the quality of witness statements. That is why familiarization with the history of the issue is necessary for its further full and complete examination, as well as for avoiding the incorrect operation with existing results in the modern practice of a psychologist.

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Keywords: testimony, evaluation of witness testimony, the reliability of the testimony.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2017070302

For citation: Krasavina A.G. History of psychological assessment testimony [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2017. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 17–26. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2017070302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna G. Krasavina, post graduate student of the chair of legal and forensic psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: netka-2107@mail.ru



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