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A field experiment on eyewitness recall and photo identification

Compared with the amount of laboratory research into eyewitness testimony there is even less research conducted
in the field. Yarmey set out to test eye witness recall and ability to identify a target person from a photographic
line-up in a…

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It did not make much difference whether recall was immediate or after a four hour delay, although inexplicably the
witnesses seemed to recall hair colour and footwear better after a four hour delay.

The photograph identification yielded a 49% correct identification rate when the female target was present in the…


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