Running head : ROC ANALYSIS OF EYEWITNESS MEMORY 1 Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis of Eyewitness Memory : Comparing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Simultaneous vs . Sequential Lineups

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A police lineup presents a real-world signal-detection problem because there are two possible states of the world (the suspect is either innocent or guilty), some degree of information about the true state of the world is available (the eyewitness has some degree of memory for the perpetrator), and a decision is made (identifying the suspect or not). A… (More)

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