The study investigates the effects of gender, age, and ethnicity of both targets and observes on the accuracy of age estimation. Furthermore, the effects of targets’ facial expressions (neutral or smiling), use of makeup and photo quality are investigated.1 March 2021
LEPÅ was founded in 2013 by professor Pekka Santtila at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, and is today led by Drs Jan Antfolk and Julia Korkman. The group conducts theoretically driven empirical research applicable to the legal system. LEPÅ also has a broad network of contacts including practitioners and other researchers in Finland as well as international scientific networks.
The study investigates assumptions underlying credibility assessments in Finnish first-instance asylum procedures and how these assumptions fit with widely accepted psychological science.
This study examines the recidivism rates of Finnish child sex offender convicted in 2010 (n = 361) over a follow-up period of seven years. The results indicate that while reoffending for other types of offences was common (34 %), offenders had very low sexual crime recidivism rates.23 January 2020
The article examines if eyewitness accuracy is affected by the method (VR/2D-video) in which threating and non-threatening scenes are shown in laboratory-based research.
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Läs Tom Pakkanens artikel om uppmärksamhet med utgångspunkt i rättspsykologi och vittnespsykologi. Läs artikeln här.30 March 2022
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