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Prof Amina Memon: Making the best use of video identification parades and meeting the needs of vulne

Prof Amina Memon: Making the best use of video identification parades and meeting the needs of vulne

Eyewitness identification decisions from 1,039 real lineups conducted in England in 2009-10 were analyzed. Identification procedures have undergone dramatic change in the United Kingdom over recent years. Video lineups are now standard procedure, in which each lineup member is seen sequentially. The whole lineup is seen twice before the witness can make a decision, and the witness can request additional viewings of the lineup. Consistent with prior field studies using live parades, the suspect identification rate was 39%, the filler identification rate was 26%, and the lineup rejection rate was 35%. Repeated viewing was strongly associated with increased filler identification rates, suggesting that witnesses who requested additional viewings were more willing to guess. Factors associated with lineup outcomes such as the age difference between the suspect and the witness, the type of crime committed, and delay will be briefly discussed. Finally, Prof Memon present proposed changes to t

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