Forensic Linguistics Institute

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS INSTITUTE

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Four police officers 'independently' produced the below as the verbatim words of a suspect in a police car. Three of the officers were unable to note down the words until at least 15 minutes after this was allegedly said. Given what we know about the limitations of human memory regarding language it does not seem likely that all four would 'remember' exactly the same words.

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