Eyewitness identification

James D. Sauer, Matthew Palmer, Neil Brewer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


After viewing a crime (or other event of interest) an eyewitness will often be presented with some form of identification task (either live or a photo array) and asked whether he or she recognizes someone from the lineup as a person of interest from the initial event. The lineup will generally include a suspect (who may or may not be the culprit) and a number of fillers (individuals known to be innocent).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychological science and the law
EditorsNeil Brewer , Amy Douglass
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherGuilford Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781462538331
ISBN (Print)9781462538300
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2019


  • eyewitness
  • identification
  • decision-making
  • identification accuracy


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