From the archive: ‘A memory and decision model for eyewitness identification’ by S. E. Clark (2003). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 629–654 with commentary
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2011
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Nominated by Tim Perfect – Associate Editor (2011), From the archive: ‘A memory and decision model for eyewitness identification’ by S. E. Clark (2003). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 629–654 with commentary. Appl. Cognit. Psychol., 25: S175–S201. doi: 10.1002/acp.1781
- Issue published online: 5 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 5 JAN 2011
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I chose this paper because it demonstrates an insightful application of theory to the complex problem of witness decision making. It provides an explicit mathematical model of how people make identifications, and applies it to existing published data sets with apparently discrepant findings. The outcomes challenge how we think about the identifi cation process, how we should interpret variations between studies, and what our applied recommendations about line-ups should be.