Interviewing Witnesses

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  • Interviewing Witnesses
    • Bruce et al-Recognising faces
      • 48 Students from Stirling University in Scotland, 27 female, 21 male.
  • AIM- to investigate recognisability of internal (eyes, brows, nose and mouth) and external (head shape, hair and ears) features in facial recognition
    • Bruce et al-Recognising faces
      • 48 Students from Stirling University in Scotland, 27 female, 21 male.
  • Eye fixation data showed average fixation time of 3.72 seconds on gun and 2.44 on cheque.
    • CONCLUSION- P's spent more time looking at weapon so had more difficulty picking suspect from line up.
      • Loftus- Weapons focus
        • Interviewing Witnesses
    • Then p's were divided into 2 groups- one group was trained in CI and used it in interviews over next 7 months.
      • Fischer et al- Cognitive Interview
        • To test the cognitive interview in the field.
        • FINDINGS- the CI trained detectives elicited 63% more info than non-CI. CI didn't take longer than standard interview.

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