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Moving forward: response to "Studying eyewitness investigations in the field".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17690957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Field studies of eyewitness identification are richly confounded. Determining which confounds undermine interpretation is important. The blind administration confound in the Illinois study is said to undermine it's value for understanding the relative utility of simultaneous and sequential lineups. Most criticisms of the Illinois study focus on filler identifications, and related inferences about the importance of the blind confound. We find no convincing evidence supporting this line of attack and wonder at filler identifications as the major line of criticism. More debilitating problems impede using the Illinois study to address the simultaneous versus sequential lineup controversy: inability to estimate guilt independent of identification evidence, lack of protocol compliance monitoring, and assessment of lineups quality. Moving forward requires removing these limitations.
Stephen J Ross; Roy S Malpass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-10
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:  16-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, 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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