Event Title

P-29 Lineup Instructions Effects on Eyewitness Identification Rates

Presenter Information

Brittney A. Byrd, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

This study examined whether biased photo lineup instructions lead to more misidentifications by specifically modeling Michigan’s photograph lineup procedure. Subjects were randomly assigned to either a biased or unbiased lineup instruction condition, and after signing a consent form, the subjects watched a 42-second mock-crime video, completed word-search puzzles, completed an identification procedure, and a completed a post-questionnaire which included demographics. Preliminary results show that biased lineup instructions do not lead to more misidentifications. These results do not affirm that Michigan’s model for photo lineup procedures is evidence-based, nor does it strengthen previous research. However, data is still being collected. (IRB # 18-128)

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professor: Harvey Burnett

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-29 Lineup Instructions Effects on Eyewitness Identification Rates

Buller Hall Lobby

This study examined whether biased photo lineup instructions lead to more misidentifications by specifically modeling Michigan’s photograph lineup procedure. Subjects were randomly assigned to either a biased or unbiased lineup instruction condition, and after signing a consent form, the subjects watched a 42-second mock-crime video, completed word-search puzzles, completed an identification procedure, and a completed a post-questionnaire which included demographics. Preliminary results show that biased lineup instructions do not lead to more misidentifications. These results do not affirm that Michigan’s model for photo lineup procedures is evidence-based, nor does it strengthen previous research. However, data is still being collected. (IRB # 18-128)