Eyewitness Testimony Age

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  • Created on: 10-05-15 14:27


Geiselman and Padilla- Found that children between the age of 7 and 12 were more likely to give inaccurate eyewitness testimony when reporting details of a film of a robbery. However researchers such as (Cassel et al) failed to find research to support this, as they found no difference between children and adults, especially when open-ended, free recall is used.

Ceci and Bruck- suggested one reason one children may be inaccurate in providing EWT us their lack of an appropriate schema or script for the event witnessed. However, Ceci and Bruck acknowledge that there are times when children can be more accurate than adults, because adults' prior knoweledge and expectations may sometimes cause them to 'see' things that are not there.

Kent and Yuille- Found that younger


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