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What are the four general expectations that may distort perception.
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I answered your identical question from the perspective of jurors' expectations, since you do not specify. I will answer this one in regard to law enforcement.
Four expectations that may distort perception include a suspect's prior record, previous encounters with the suspect, whether the officer has caught the perpertrator in a lie, thus clouding his or her perception of further statements, and finally, personal prejudices the officer may have, whether he or she is overtly aware of those prejudices or not.
Posted by currerbell on May 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM (Answer #1)
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