Identifying the culprit: an international perspective on the National Academy of Sciences Report on eyewitness identification evidence

Tim Valentine, Ryan J. Fitzgerald

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Abstract

The recent National Research Council report on eyewitness identification evidence includes fifteen recommendations intended to improve the procedures used to obtain eyewitness identification evidence, strengthen its value in court, and improve the scientific basis of research. The report includes some important insights on the applied research and makes some novels proposals, which are critically reviewed. It is argued that the report is limited by a lack of international comparison and by its focus exclusively on lineups rather than a wider range of methods available to identify perpetrators from their face.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
Volume30
Issue number1
Early online date2 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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