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Title: The effects of target discriminability and criterion placement on accuracy rates in sequential and simultaneous target-present lineups
Authors: Flowe, Heather D.
Bessemer, Anneka
Keywords: Eyewitness identification
Eyewitness identification accuracy
Eyewitness memory
Lineup instructions photo lineups
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: FLOWE, H.D. and BESSEMER, A., 2011. The effects of target discriminability and criterion placement on accuracy rates in sequential and simultaneous target-present lineups. Psychology, Crime & Law, 17(7), pp. 587-610.
Abstract: Participants attempted to select previously studied faces from lineups that were administered either sequentially (test faces presented one at a time) or simultaneously (test faces presented altogether). Target discriminability was manipulated by varying the number of facial features that could be used to distinguish the study face from the other test faces (foils) or by varying study face exposure duration. In addition, decision criterion level was manipulated via an instruction manipulation. Results indicated that sequential participants adopted a stricter decision standard under high criterion instructions compared to simultaneous participants. Under liberal criterion setting instructions, the rate at which the target was selected was comparable across lineup procedures. Target discriminability affected target selections to a greater extent in simultaneous compared to sequential lineups. We discuss the applied implications that these findings have regarding correct identifications from lineups.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Psychology, Crime and Law on 2011, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10683160903397540.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/10683160903397540
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20194
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10683160903397540
ISSN: 1068-316X
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