The Effect of Viewing Distance and Weapon Presence on Eyewitness Identification
Master of Science (MS)
Date of Award
Viewing distance between an eyewitness and perpetrator during a crime has been sparsely researched in terms of how it affects eyewitness memory. It is well known that discriminability (i.e., ability to distinguish between guilty and innocent suspects) decreases as viewing distance increases (Wagenaar & Van der Schrier, 1996), but there is no consensus on how response bias (i.e., the likelihood of choosing from a lineup) changes due to viewing distance.
Curt A Carlson
Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Lockamyeir, Robert F., "The Effect of Viewing Distance and Weapon Presence on Eyewitness Identification" (2018). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 858.