Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures (Hardback)Brian L. Cutler (editor)
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In his previous book, Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons From Psychological Research, Brian Cutler surveyed a wide range of psychological factors contributing to erroneous convictions. Now, in Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures, he narrows his focus to the most important single factor underlying many innocent convictions: mistaken eyewitness identifications.
Top researchers in the field of eyewitness research present full reviews of the literature on key issues such asthe nature and composition of police lineupsthe relative effectiveness of sequential vs. simultaneous lineupsthe importance of double-blind lineup administrationsthe effectiveness of lineups vs. showupsthe slippery nature of eyewitness memoryIn each chapter, authors turn research into practice by providing clear and practical recommendations for effective police and legal reform. This book is an important milestone in ongoing efforts to make mistaken convictions a thing of the past.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 259 x 183 x 18 mm