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Alibis and Corroborators

Psychological, Criminological, and Legal Perspectives

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  • Explores the first of its kind meta-analysis of alibis and corroborators

  • Analyses major facets of alibis and alibi corroborators through diverse contributions and case studies

  • Offers new lines of theory, multiple research methodologies, and unexplored areas of study

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This book aims to increase understanding of alibis and corroborators, examining the role alibis play – or fail to play – in innocence cases. It analyses the factors that can influence the suspect, the defense team, the alibi corroborator, and ultimately the alibi statement itself. Recognition of and reactions to wrongful convictions have been on the rise as researchers and society take a closer, more critical look at America’s criminal justice system. In addition to serving as a complete review of the science, this volume discusses issues such as alibi generation; alibi believability; a proposed theory of alibis; international comparisons of issues in alibi corroboration; age and gender differences in alibi corroboration; attorney perceptions and use of alibi evidence; and erroneous alibis.

Offering an in-depth, empirical view, this book will appeal to students and researchers interested in Criminology, Legal Psychology, Social Psychology, Law, and practitioners in our legal and criminal justice systems who are making tough decisions about this distinctive witness type.

 

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“This book is a very welcomed contribution to the relatively developing domain of alibis and corroborators. It is a must-read for any alibi researcher.” (Shiri Portnoy, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, June, 2023)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Behavioral Sciences, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, USA

    Joshua D. Behl

  • Department of Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, USA

    Megan R. Kienzle

About the editors

Joshua D. Behl, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Director of Major at Flagler College.

Megan R. Kienzle, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Alibis and Corroborators

  • Book Subtitle: Psychological, Criminological, and Legal Perspectives

  • Editors: Joshua D. Behl, Megan R. Kienzle

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95663-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95662-2Published: 10 May 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95665-3Published: 11 May 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-95663-9Published: 09 May 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 169

  • Topics: Forensic Psychology, Victimology, Prison and Punishment

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