A different twist on eyewitness ID

The fallibility of eyewitness identification is now widely recognized. However, this article reports new research indicating that an eyewitness’s confidence when they first identify a suspect in a lineup may actually be quite reliable, especially when the lineup is conducted according to up-to-date procedures.

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One Response to “A different twist on eyewitness ID”

  1. Gunther Says:

    You wonder why the police did not tried to find other evidence like DNA to ensure that they did not get the wrong person. The two guys like similar; however, one guy’s nose was narrower than the other person. I thought that is why the police have these different sketches of the human faces where the victim tells the police officer whether the nose was bigger or narrower. How did the innocent man and the criminal were frequently confused for each other and did the police know about it.?

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