The lack of robust evidence for the effects of alcohol on false memory
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-review
Colleges, School and Institutes
- Florida International University
We comment on Kloft et al.'s (2021) review of the effects of alcohol and other drugs on false memory reporting. Across studies, problems of internal and external validity and methodological consistency preclude any blanket conclusions and recommendations regarding alcohol's effects on false memory reporting and suggestibility in witnesses. We argue that any policy and practice conclusions drawn from this limited literature are premature and would be unfairly prejudicial to witnesses and confusing to triers of fact at this time.
- Intoxication, Alcohol, Drugs, Witness, Victim, Suspect, False memory, Suggestibility