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Adult Eyewitness Testimony : Current Trends and Developments - J. Don Read

Adult Eyewitness Testimony

Current Trends and Developments

By: J. Don Read (Editor), Michael P. Toglia (Editor), David Frank Ross (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th March 1994
ISBN: 9780521432559
Number Of Pages: 452

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Adult Eyewitness Testimony provides an overview of current empirical research on eyewitness testimony and identification accuracy, covering both theory and application. The volume is organized to address three important issues: First, what are the cognitive, social, and physical factors that influence the accuracy of eyewitness reports? Second, how should lineups be constructed and verbal testimony be taken to improve the chances of obtaining accurate information? And third, whose testimony should be believed? Are there differences between accurate and inaccurate witnesses, and can jurors make such a distinction? Adult Eyewitness Testimony is crucial reading for memory researchers, as well as police officers, judges, lawyers, and other members of the judicial system. It will also be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate-level courses in applied social or cognitive psychology, criminal justice and forensics.

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"Overall, if one were looking for a comprehensive book on research in eyewitness identification, this would be it." Jill Rowan, Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

List of contributors
Cognitive, Physical and Social Processes and Factors Influencing Eyewitness Recall and Identification
Reports of suggested memories: do people truly believe them?
Memory source monitoring and eyewitness testimony
Understanding bystander misidentifications: the role of familiarity and contextual knowledge
Unconscious transference and lineup identification: toward a memory blending approach
Earwitness evidence: memory for a perpetrator's voice
Whole body information: its relevance to eyewitnesses
Actual victims and witnesses to robbery and fraud: an archival analysis
Lineup Construction and Collection of Testimony
Conceptual, practical and empirical issues associated with eyewitness identification test media
Biased lineups: where do they come from?
Evaluating the fairness of lineups
Recommendations for properly conducted lineup identification tasks
Improving eyewitness memory with the cognitive interview
Who to Believe? Distinguishing Accurate from Inaccurate Eyewitnesses
Distinguishing accurate from inaccurate eyewitness identifications: a reality monitoring approach Lisa
Decision times and eyewitness identification accuracy in simultaneous and sequential lineups Siegfried
Individual differences in personality and eyewitness identification
Eyewitness identification confidence
Expectations of eyewitness performance: jurors' verdicts do not follow from their beliefs
The appraisal of eyewitness testimony
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ISBN: 9780521432559
ISBN-10: 0521432553
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 25th March 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.83