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.
By Dan Josefsson. Publisher: Portobello Books Limited. Date: 2015. Perhaps the most extraordinary case in Swedish legal history – the story of the man who confessed to mass murders he did not commit.
Leading psychologist, Elizabeth Loftus, has been awarded the 2016 John Maddox Prize for pursuing sound science in the public interest, whilst facing hostility from those who opposed her research.
Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Herman spoke of his case at the annual British False Memory Society conference on Saturday, 9 April.
An opinion poll by solicitors Hodge Jones & Allen has found a dramatic lack of faith by the general public in today’s legal system.