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Improving the identification accuracy of senior witnesses: Do pre-lineup questions and sequential testing help?

Memon, Amina and Gabbert, Fiona. 2003. Improving the identification accuracy of senior witnesses: Do pre-lineup questions and sequential testing help? Journal of Applied Psychology, 88(2), pp. 341-347. ISSN 0021-9010 [Article]

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Eyewitness research has identified sequential lineup testing as a way of reducing false lineup choices while maintaining accurate identifications. The authors examined the usefulness of this procedure for reducing false choices in older adults. Young and senior witnesses viewed a crime video and were later presented with target present or absent lineups in a simultaneous or sequential format. In addition, some participants received prelineup questions about their memory for a perpetrator's face and about their confidence in their ability to identify the culprit or to correctly reject the lineup. The sequential lineup reduced false choosing rates among young and older adults in target-absent conditions. In target-present conditions, sequential testing significantly reduced the correct identification rate in both age groups

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.88.2.341

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology
Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
2003Published

Item ID:

12156

Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2015 12:51

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:09

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12156

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