Abstract Obtaining evidence from child witnesses using video parades.

Memon, Amina; Harvard, C; Clifford, Brian and Gabbert, Fiona. 2009. Abstract Obtaining evidence from child witnesses using video parades. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, 5(1), p. 49. ISSN 1547-769X [Article]

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In the UK, there have been an increasing number of children being
asked to give evidence as witnesses in criminal cases and view
video line-ups to identify perpetrators. However, little research has
investigated how well children perform using this type of identification
procedure. In this study, 68 children aged 13–14 years
witnessed a staged event, where an unfamiliar man (target) interrupted
a class. Following a delay of several days, the children were
presented with a video parade or photographic lineup. In a second
study, we examined the effects of a change in the target’s
appearance (hairstyle) on identification. The forensic implications
of the results are discussed.

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Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit



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Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2015 13:35

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30 Jun 2017 15:09

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