The Batholomew’s Notes website has helpfully provided a comprehensive summary of the recent media coverage of the Carl Beech case, which has resulted in his conviction and imprisonment for 18 years on 12 counts of perverting the course of justice, one of fraud, and several child sexual offences.
The Guardian’s Max Sanderson explores the world of false memory with the assistance of Dr Julia Shaw and Professor Elizabeth Loftus. Memories are constantly changing and updating. They are not like recordings on a video tape. False memories can be implanted, and used for good or ill.
Elizabeth Loftus talks about how false memories can be implanted, and how eyewitness testimony can be manipulated.