Eyewitness Identification: Unfinished Discussion and Directions for Future Research
February 20, 2007
Eyewitness evidence plays a critical role in the criminal investigation process. A recent study on photo array and lineup procedures conducted within the Chicago Police Department suggests, contrary to expectations, that sequential presentation is not superior to simultaneous presentation. Subsequent conferences at Loyola and at the Police Executive Research Forum resulted in heated debates on methodology and policy implications, as well as calls for more research.
In this 2-hour online event, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice and the Government Innovators Network, our panel of experts pushed this conversation forward, offering diverse perspectives on eyewitness identification procedures, with a special focus on research activity that has occurred since the conferences at Loyola and PERF.
After opening comments, this forum was opened to Q&A from our audience. The panel conducted a thoughtful and balanced discussion on how researchers and practitioners can collaborate most effectively when developing and implementing research studies on field procedures.
The discussion was moderated by Philip J. Cline, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The panel (bios) included:
Roy S. Malpass, Ph.D (slide) - Professor of Psych., Univ. of Texas, El Paso
Nancy Steblay, Ph.D (slides) - Professor of Psych., Augsburg College
James Doyle (slides) - Center for Modern Forensic Practice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Recording - Listen and view the recording of this event.
Polls - See the results of various audience polls (these numbers reflect informal polls of our audience, and are not intended for use as scientific data).
Resources - Links to resources related to this event.
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