Date of Award

2013

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Scoboria, Alan

Keywords

Psychology

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

The elimination lineup was created to improve children's eyewitness identification accuracy, but recent research suggests that it may be suitable for use with adults. However, there is a lack of research on its robustness, particularly for cross-race identifications which are known to result in poor accuracy. There is also limited research investigating how lineup procedures affect cross-race identifications. The current study sought to explore how lineup procedures affect same- and other-race identifications, and investigate whether lineup procedures can moderate the cross-race effect. White participants watched a video of a White or Chinese male stealing money and were asked to identify the culprit in a target-present or -absent lineup, using one of three lineup procedures (simultaneous, sequential, and elimination).Results showed that lineup procedures varied in effectiveness depending on the presence of the target and whether a cross-race identification was being made. More research is required before denunciation of the simultaneous lineup.

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