Making A Case - interviewing witnesses

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Davies - E Fit

  • compare the effectiveness of e fit with photo fit in recreating faces to recognise
  • 24 paritcipants shown either 4 familiar or 4 unfamiliar faces
  • asked to recreate two of the seen faces, one using photo fit and the other using e fit
  • participant got to recreate each face twice - once from memory and then again with the face seen
  • accuracy of faces assessed by independent judges ratings on familiarity and matching the accuracy
  • e fit seen to be more accurate than photo fit only when familiar face wa constructed with the photo seen
  • when participants worked from memory, e fit was no better than photo fit

Loftus - factors affecting accurate identification

  • provide support for weapon focus as a factor effecting accurate identification from


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