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Expert Testimony on the Psychology of Eyewitness Identification
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Expert Testimony on the Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

Brian L. Cutler

Abstract

This book provides a contemporary review of empirical and legal issues surrounding expert psychological testimony on eyewitness identification. The chapters address a variety of topics, including the scientific base underlying this form of expert testimony, the typical content and ethical issues regarding the testimony, admissibility decisions at the trial and appellate court levels, research on whether the testimony goes beyond common sense, agreement among experts about the underlying research, and the effects of expert testimony on juror decisions. Additional chapters raise limitations asso ... More

Keywords: expert testimony, eyewitness identification, false identification, admissibility, system variables, lay knowledge, juror decision making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331974
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331974.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian L. Cutler, editor
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Contents

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1 The Need for Expert Psychological Testimony on Eyewitness Identification

Roy S. Malpass, Stephen J. Ross, Christian A. Meissner, and Jessica L. Marcon

5 Appellate Review and Eyewitness Experts

Jennifer Groscup, and Steven Penrod

7 Expert Psychology Testimony on Eyewitness Identification: Consensus Among Experts?

Harmon M. Hosch, Kevin W. Jolly, Larissa A. Schmersal, and Brooke A. Smith

9 Limitations of Expert Psychology Testimony on Eyewitness Identification

Heather D. Flowe, Kristin M. Finklea, and Ebbe B. Ebbesen

Afterword

Brian L. Cutler

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