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Beyond WEIRD Witnesses: Eyewitness Memory in Cross-Cultural Contexts

Project description

Exploring culture-dependent variables in eyewitness memory

Living in a globalised society entails that eyewitnesses of serious crimes regularly provide testimony in cross-cultural settings. What happens when police investigators interview eyewitnesses from a different cultural background? How do different cultural groups encode, store and retrieve memories, and how are memory reports evaluated in immigration contexts? What can be said about the frequency, nature and legal consequences of culture-dependent variables in international criminal cases? The EU-funded WEIRD WITNESSES project aspires to answer these questions, to develop a culturally modulated theory of eyewitness memory and to design and test evidence-based interview guidelines. To achieve these goals, the project aims to integrate analyses of video, document and experimental data.

Host institution

STICHTING VU
Net EU contribution
€ 1 496 770,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 496 770,00

Beneficiaries (1)

STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 496 770,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 496 770,00