What more, police officers have more confidence than the public in their false beliefs.
There are the statements or myths:
“People only confess when they have actually committed the crime they are being charged with.”
“Eye-witnesses are always the most reliable source of case-related information.”
All of these statements are not supported by research.
UK police believed, on average, in 18 of the 50 false statements vs. 19 among the public.
Even in interview techniques the police performed as poorly as the public, despite the training.
Chaplin, C., & Shaw, J. (2015). “Confidently Wrong: Police Endorsement of Psycho-Legal” Misconceptions Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, , Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 208–216