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Type: Journal article
Title: Eyewitness Identification Accuracy and Response Latency: The Unruly 10-12-Second Rule
Author: Weber, N.
Brewer, N.
Wells, G.
Semmler, C.
Keast, A.
Citation: Journal of Experimental Psychology-Applied, 2004; 10(3):139-147
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assoc
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1076-898X
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Nathan Weber, Neil Brewer, Gary L. Wells, Carolyn Semmler and Amber Keast
Abstract: Data are reported from 3,213 research eyewitnesses confirming that accurate eyewitness identifications from lineups are made faster than are inaccurate identifications. However, consistent with predictions from the recognition and search literatures, the authors did not find support for the "10-12-s rule" in which lineup identifications faster than 10-12 s maximally discriminate between accurate and inaccurate identifications (D. Dunning & S. Perretta, 2002). Instead, the time frame that proved most discriminating was highly variable across experiments, ranging from 5 s to 29 s, and the maximally discriminating time was often unimpressive in its ability to sort accurate from inaccurate identifications. The authors suggest several factors that are likely to moderate the 10-12-s rule.
Keywords: Eyewitness identification accuracy; eyewitness identifications; lineup identifications; response latency; time frame; 10-12 second rule
Description: Copyright © 2004 American Psychological Association This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
RMID: 0020063480
DOI: 10.1037/1076-898X.10.3.139
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