Testing partial memory with the British video lineup

Testing partial memory with the British video lineup

Avraham Levi

On pension from the police of Israel

Psychiatric Research and Reviews1

Levi has hypothesized that witnesses with poor memory discount some lineup members as not fitting their partial memory of the target, thereby picking him often. In a comparison between British 10-person video lineups and 48-person lineups, they did not differ in identifications. Perhaps sequential video lineups prevented witnesses from hitting upon the discounting strategy. Fifty were asked to count the number of lineup members that they could discount, and then were given the lineup. Others were given the lineup first. We expected that the former group would have more identifications No difference was found. Reasons for this were discussed.

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Avraham Levi. Testing partial memory with the British video lineup. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2019, 2:14.


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