2021 Abstracts Stage 2

The Forgetfulness of Memory: Should memory, as a source of evidence, hold less value within the legal system?

Holly Simkiss, 2021, Stage 2

Concept: Memory
Philosophical Thinkers: Locke and Freud
1. To highlight the malleability of memory
2. Argue the dangers of using memory as evidence within law- e.i. eye witness testimonies without empirical proof.
3. Analyse true case studies that indicate the ruining of people’s lives due to memory and the manipulation of it.

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