Eyewitness accuracy and confidence

@article{Deffenbacher1980EyewitnessAA,
  title={Eyewitness accuracy and confidence},
  author={Kenneth A. Deffenbacher},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={1980},
  volume={4},
  pages={243-260}
}
In deciding the trustworthiness of eyewitness testimony, the U.S. judiciary employs as one of five criteria the witness' level of confidence demonstrated at the confrontation. A very recent laboratory study has shown that juror perceptions of witness confidence account for 50% of the variance in juror judgments as to witness accuracy. This strong faith in the adequacy of certainty as a predictor of accuracy is not at all supported by the present review of 43 separate assessments of the accuracy… Expand
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