Judging guilt and accuracy: highly confident eyewitnesses are discounted when they provide featural justifications

Jurors are heavily swayed by confident eyewitnesses. Are they also influenced by how eyewitnesses justify their level of confidence? Here we document a counter-intuitive effect: when eyewitnesses identified a suspect from a lineup with absolute certainty (‘I am completely confident’) and justified t...

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Main Author: Dodson, Chad S.
Contributors: Dobolyi, David G.
Format: Electronic Article
Published: 2017
In: Psychology, crime & law
Year: 2017, Volume: 23, Issue: 5, Pages: 487-508
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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