Witnesses' memory for events and faces under elevated levels of intoxication.

  title={Witnesses' memory for events and faces under elevated levels of intoxication.},
  author={Christopher M Altman and Nadja Schreiber Compo and Dawn McQuiston and Angelica V Hagsand and Jiselle Cervera},
  volume={26 7},
Research on alcohol and witness memory has burgeoned over the last decade. However, most studies have tested participants at relatively low breath alcohol concentration (BAC) levels, unrepresentative of those encountered by officers in the field. To examine how higher intoxication levels might impair witness memory for events and faces, the current research tested participants' ability to recall a mock crime at elevated BAC levels (>.08%). The BAC levels of bar patrons (N = 138) were recorded… CONTINUE READING
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