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· 21 witnesses were interviewed by police after a gun shooting in Vancouver.
· 13 people agreed to take part in the research. The witnesses gave their
accounts to the police, and then police asked questions, all the interviews
were recorded by hand.
· 4-5 month after witnesses were asked to recall the event again to
researchers. These interviews were recorded again.
· They were then asked leading questions; did you see `a' or `the' broken
headlight?, or did you see `a' or `the' yellow panel? Neither of these things
existed in the event.
· The degree of stress the participants suffered was recorded on a likert scale
of 1-10. There were other questions asked about their emotional state too.…read more
· The leading questions had little effect on the
witnesses. 10/13 said they had not noticed the
headlight or yellow panel.
· The researchers gained more details than the police
did. Recall was better 4-5 months later.
· Participants saw different things. Central witnesses
recall was better (84.56%) than the peripheral
witnesses (79.1%), but both had high percentages of