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Eyewitness Memory

Cognitive Science and the Law

Date Published
2007
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Issue Overview
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

NIJ FY 10 ORE Research on Eyewitness Identification Procedures

Closing Date

NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research to improve understanding of current eyewitness identification practices and advance the current body of knowledge regarding how law enforcement policies and operations at the state and local levels may impact eyewitness identification outcomes. Eyewitness evidence plays a critical role in the criminal investigation process. Eyewitness evidence is not infallible, however, and the methods employed to obtain it and use it to identify suspected criminals or exonerate the innocent may impact its accuracy and effectiveness.