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Commentary on "Studying eyewitness investigations in the field": a look forward.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17641959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Schacter et al. (2007, this issue) address the controversy surrounding an Illinois pilot project that attempted to compare sequential versus simultaneous police lineup formats. The statement by these experts will guide the design and execution of future field lineup experiments. This commentary discusses three aspects of field studies that pose challenges as lineup experiments are interpreted: the imprecise meaning of the dependent measure (eyewitness decisions), the limitations of single studies, and the necessity to devise public policy from incomplete knowledge. A combination of laboratory and field information provides the means to determine best practices in eyewitness identification procedures.
Nancy Kay Steblay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Law and human behavior     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0147-7307     ISO Abbreviation:  Law Hum Behav     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-07     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801255     Medline TA:  Law Hum Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crime Victims*
Double-Blind Method
Identification (Psychology)*
Research Design*
Comment On:
Law Hum Behav. 2008 Feb;32(1):3-5   [PMID:  17610149 ]

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