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dc.date.available2018-07-27T16:25:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierET2902
dc.identifier.citation(2017) The Risks to an Innocent Suspect Having a Tattoo Similar to the Real Perpetrator of the Crime., no. 61.
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/8710
dc.description.abstractThis study addressed the knowledge gap surrounding the extent of innocent suspect identifications if an individual stands out in a lineup with a tattoo either the same/different in location/appearance to the actual perpetrator. Participants (n = 122) watched a short video, described the target, completed a filler task and made a decision on a target-absent or target-present simultaneous lineup, followed by confidence ratings. Identification decisions and confidence ratings were also required for tattoo-only lineups. Few participants described a tattoo (n = 40). The data was combined with prior research (N=250) and low innocent suspect identifications were found overall (n = 31). Results suggested neither location nor appearance influenced decisions but confidence may have been affected. The results imply that when eyewitnesses have a quick look at a perpetrator with a tattoo, an innocent suspect with a tattoo in a lineup is not at a great risk of being erroneously identified.
dc.format.extent61
dc.publisherQueen Margaret University
dc.titleThe Risks to an Innocent Suspect Having a Tattoo Similar to the Real Perpetrator of the Crime.
dc.typeThesis
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dc.description.facultybsc_Psy
dc.description.ispublishedunpub
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