Psychologists are hoping a new, extra-difficult facial recognition test will help unearth more of Australia’s top performers in facial recognition — known as ‘super-recognisers’.
Research shows how to make lineups more fair and less biased.
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Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren’t always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.
Initial research found witness pupils got bigger when correctly identifying a criminal.
Children who witness crime are more vulnerable to error than adults when identifying the perpetrator.
Child eyewitnesses make more mistakes than adults when identifying criminals. A new police lineup design could help us assess their reliability and prevent wrongful convictions.
Police often rely on witnesses to finger the right guy, but eyewitnesses are far from perfect.
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Twenty eyewitnesses testified before the grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. None of these accounts is fully consistent with any other. Moreover, eyewitnesses…