Assignment 1: In the Field Discussion
This assignment is concerned with how to avoid indirectly influencing the memories of individuals during interviews or interrogations.
Find any online video of Loftus reporting on how to create false memories. You can use the following key words to locate an appropriate video:
- Creating false memories
- Elizabeth Loftus
Provide a link to the video you watched and report what you learned.
In addition, refer to the title Strategies to Avoid Interview Contamination in the October 2003 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
In a minimum of 300 words, discuss what you believe are the two most important practices recommended for avoiding interview contamination and what you believe is the least important practice recommended.
- By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
- Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Do you agree with the rationale provided by them in identifying the two most important and the one least important practice for avoiding interview contamination? Why or why not? Provide a rationale for your answer. Be honest, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress.
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