25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

Poster

Eye Witness Accuracy and Confidence - It's about the Guns

Poster Session IV - Board: IV- 126
Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
APS Exhibit Hall A

Jessica M. Singer
Tennessee Technological University

The current study found that people viewing a simulated crime with a gun reported greater confidence about their identification but were not accurate in identification of perpetrators. Participants were significantly more accurate identifying perpetrators with guns in lineups as well as accurately choosing when he was not present in lineups.

 
Subject Area: Cognitive
Keywords: Criminal Justice

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