Logo
Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

Do strict rules and moving images increase the reliability of sequential identification procedures?

Valentine, Tim; Darling, Stephen and Memon, Amina. 2007. Do strict rules and moving images increase the reliability of sequential identification procedures? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21(7), pp. 933-949. ISSN 08884080 [Article]

No full text available

Abstract or Description

Live identification procedures in England and Wales have been replaced by use of video, which provides a sequential presentation of facial images. Sequential presentation of photographs provides some protection to innocent suspects from mistaken identification when used with strict instructions designed to prevent relative judgements (Lindsay, Lea, & Fulford, 1991). However, the current procedure in England and Wales is incompatible with these strict instructions. The reported research investigated whether strict instructions would enhance the reliability of identification from video. The effect of using moving rather than still video clips was also investigated. Participants witnessed a live staged incident, and attempted to identify the culprit later from police video lineups, which were run double blind. Strict instructions produced a significantly lower rate of correct identifications in culprit present lineups, but did not significantly reduce the rate of mistaken identification in culprit absent lineups. Moving images yielded fewer mistaken identifications in culprit absent lineups.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.1306

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
November 2007Published

Item ID:

5479

Date Deposited:

30 Mar 2011 11:40

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 13:06

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5479
Edit Record Edit Record (login required)