Chapter Fifteen. Recent Developments in North American Identification Science and Practice

  1. Ray Bull Professor2,
  2. Tim Valentine PhD member Scientific staff Professor of Psychology Fellow3 and
  3. Tom Williamson
  1. Steven D. Penrod JD, PhD Professor co-author and
  2. Margaret Bull Kovera Professor Fellow past-president Teacher

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747599.ch15

Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions

Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions

How to Cite

Penrod, S. D. and Kovera, M. B. (2009) Recent Developments in North American Identification Science and Practice, in Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions (eds R. Bull, T. Valentine and T. Williamson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747599.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, England, UK

  2. 3

    Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Author Information

  1. John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512678

Online ISBN: 9780470747599

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Keywords:

  • North American identification science and practice - recent developments;
  • mistaken eyewitness identifications;
  • mistaken identifications as source of erroneous convictions;
  • collecting eyewitness evidence;
  • Executive Committee of American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS);
  • line-up members and proper selection - controlling damaging effects of witness guessing;
  • fairness of line-ups in actual cases - line-ups being biased against defendants;
  • line-up instructions to witness;
  • NIJ guidelines and AP-LS white paper and sequential line-up procedures;
  • double-blind vs. single-blind line-up administration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mistaken eyewitness identifications

  • Recommendations for collecting eyewitness evidence

  • Double-blind vs. single-blind line-up administration

  • The state of eyewitness identification science and practice

  • References