Witness Appeal

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KeyStudy2:Penrod & Cutler-The effect of witness confidence on jurors' assessment of eyewitness evidence.

Aim:to examine several factors -including self confidence-that jurors might consider when evaluating eyewitness identification evidence.

Procedure:

  • showing a videotaped mock trail of a robbery to participants.
  • participants included undergraduated students and experienced jurors.
  • 10 independant variables but the main focus was witness confidence.

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