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You have been asked to write a report for the court about a case, the details of which are given below. You have been specifically asked to comment on the credibility of a particular witness' testimony.

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GCSE Law

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You have been asked to write a report for the court about a case, the details of which are given below. You have been specifically asked to comment on the credibility of a particular witness' testimony. This witness is the key prosecution witness but the court wants an independent expert to give their opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of this testimony. Using your psychological knowledge you should comment on what factors might have impaired the witness and what factors suggest that the witness' evidence could be strong. Would you recommend that the court accept this witness' evidence?

You should back up the points you make with reference to the research literature, both applied and theoretical. Your report should follow the outline given at the end of the case information. It should be noted that the events depicted in this case are fictional and that this exercise is purely for the purposes of assessing this module and does not constitute any form of training in writing expert reports.

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On the 11 December 2004 at 7pm a young male was attacked in the street by a group of 3 males and was so

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