Psychology & Psychiatry

Eyewitnesses' memories darken skin color

Eyewitnesses remember the faces of black suspects less accurately in drive-by shootings than they do in serial killings.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Vagaries of memory mean eyewitness testimony isn't perfect

Twenty eyewitnesses testified before the grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. None of these accounts is fully consistent with any other. Moreover, eyewitnesses even gave accounts ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Distance influences accuracy of eyewitness IDs

Eyewitness accuracy declines steadily and quite measuredly as the distance increases. Additionally, a good deal of guess work or so-called "false alarms" also comes into play as the distance increases. These findings have ...

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