Overhearing the Planning of A Crime: Do Adults Outperform Children As Earwitnesses?

  title={Overhearing the Planning of A Crime: Do Adults Outperform Children As Earwitnesses?},
  author={Lisa {\"O}hman and Anders Eriksson and P{\"a}r Anders Granhag},
  journal={Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology},
This study examined the reliability of earwitnesses using an ecologically realistic experimental set-up. A total of 282 participants, distributed over three age-groups (7–9 vs. 11–13 year olds vs. adults), were exposed to an unfamiliar voice for 40 seconds. After a two week delay, they were presented with a 7-voice lineup. Half of the participants were exposed to a target-present lineup (TP), and the other half to a target-absent lineup (TA). For both types of lineups the participants performed… Expand
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