This free, online event was held on February 20, 2007, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.
Event description: 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 (PERF) resulted in heated debates on methodology and policy implications, as well as calls for more research. 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.
This webinar was moderated by Philip J. Cline with panelists Roy S. Malpass, Nancy Steblay, and James Doyle.