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Can the Mystery Man help to reduce false identification for child witnesses: A study with video lineups

Havard, Catriona and Memon, Amina (2011). Can the Mystery Man help to reduce false identification for child witnesses: A study with video lineups. In: Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) IX, 27-29 Jun 2011, New York.

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Abstract

Although children can identify a target from a target present (TP) lineup as accurately as adults, they are more likely to make a misidentification from a target absent (TA) lineup. In the present study children aged 4-7 and 8-11 years viewed a film of a staged theft and 1-2 days later viewed either a TP or TA video lineup. For half of the lineups a ‘mystery man’ (silhouette) was present. When the ‘mystery man’ was present in the lineup, there were significantly fewer false identifications for the TA lineups, and no significant differences in correct identifications for the TP lineups.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 47854
Depositing User: Catriona Havard
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 15:12
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47854
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