Eyewitness Identification evidence is based in human memory and has been responsible for errors of justice in Brazil and around the world, leading to efforts to change how identification is collected and valued in court. An improperly conducted identification procedure has the potential to impact the witness's memory, so police officers need training in effective identification procedures. This article presents a brief training proposal to be carried out with Civil Police. Results indicate that the intervention can reduce bias in identification procedures. Feedback from the participating police officers also indicate the training program was well received. The research supports the use of eyewitness identification training to promote effective changes in practice, improve police work, and prevent injustice.
|Translated title of the contribution||Train professionals, protect evidence, avoid injustice: Eyewitness Identification training for Civil Police|
|Title of host publication||Reflexões Sobre o Reconhecimento de Pessoas: Caminhos Para o Aprimoramento do Sistema de Justiça Criminal|
|Publisher||Brazilian National Council of Justice|
|Publication status||Accepted for publication - 10 Aug 2022|
- Eyewitness Identification
- Testimony Psychology