Eyewitness Identification

  title={Eyewitness Identification},
  author={Neil Brewer and Gary L Wells},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={24 - 27}
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in many police investigations and courtroom decisions. Identification decision accuracy is shaped not only by the quality of a witness's memory but also by social-influence variables. Some variables can be categorized as general impairments, whereas others produce biases against a specific suspect. We review some of the key variables in each category and consider postidentification indicators of identification accuracy. Finally, we highlight… Expand

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