- Eyewitness Identification Reform, Innocence Project.
- Reevaluating Lineups: Why Witnesses Make Mistakes and How to Reduce the Chance of Misidentification, Innocence Project.
- Eyewitness Identification: A Policy Review, The Justice Project.
- Irreversible Error: Recommended Reforms for Preventing and Correcting Errors in hte Administration of Capital Punishment, The Constitution Project, 2014.
- Partial List of Citations Supporting Eyewitness Identification Reform, Innocence Project.
- Report on the Problem of Eyewitness Accounts, Norman Maleng, 2004.
- Eyewitness Identification, Gary L. Wells, Iowa State University, 2018.
- Why Eyewitnesses Fail, Thomas D. Albright, PNAS, 2017.
- Eyewitness Misidentification: A Comparative Analysis Between the United States and England, Christina Begakis, Santa Clara Journal of International Law, 2017.
- "Curing" Own Race Bias: What Cognitive Science and the Henderson Case Teach About Improving Jurors' Ability to Identify Race-Tainted Eyewitness Error, Andrew E. Taslitz, 2013.
- A Test of the Simultaneous vs. Sequential Lineup Methods, American Judicature Society, 2011.
- Distorted Retrospective Eyewitness Reports as Functions of Feedback and Delay, Gary L. Wells, Elizabeth A. Olson, and Steve D. Charman, Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2003.
- The Science Behind Eyewitness Identification Reform, Innocence Project.
- American Bar Association Statement of Best Practices for Promoting the Accuracy of Eyeitness Identification Procedures, August 2004.
- Resolution to Adopt the American Bar Association Statement of Best Practices for Promoting the Accuracy of Eyewitness Identification Procedures, American Bar Association, August 2004.
- The Folder System: A Recommended Practice for the 'Blind' Administration of Eyewitness Procedures for Small Police Departments with Limited Resources, Innocence Project.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Implementing a Double-Blind, Sequential Eyewitness Identification Reform, Innocence Project.
- Model Legislation, 2006 State Legislative Sessions, Innocence Project.
- Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, National Resource Council of the National Academies, 2014. (PDF available online)
- Human factors of wrongful conviction: Eyewitness Identification, Innocence Project, November 2018.
- Eyewitness Identification - Getting it Right, Innocence Project, April 2011.
- How Exposure to Social Media Affects Eyewitness Memory, January/February 2020.
- Confronting the Problems of Manson v. Brathwaite: Scientifically Sound Approaches to Suppression in Eyewitness Identification Cases, November 2019.
- Sources of Contamination in Lineup Identifications, May 2017.
- Illinois Enacts Eyewitness Identification Reforms, September 2014.
- Don't I Know You? The Effect of Prior Acquiantance/Familiarity On Witness Identification, April 2012.
- A Survey of Law Officers And Its Significance for Cross-Examining Witnesses about Eyewitness Accuracy, December 2011.
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Three Faces of Eyewitness Psychology and Expert Testimony
With increasing frequency since the 1970s, psychologists have been admitted as expert witnesses to educate factfinders about the many facets of eyewitness memory. The authors provide an overview of three distinct topics about which eyewitness experts typically testify: eyewitness identification, repressed memory, and child witnesses.
How Exposure to Social Media Affects Eyewitness Memory
Because social media has reached a point of near saturation, people now have access to what seems like endless photographs of people in their community, and many witnesses have begun to use this as a resource to conduct their own criminal investigations. Jurors should be educated about how exposure to social media images may have affected the eyewitness evidence being brought before them.
Confronting the Problems of Manson v. Brathwaite
Scientifically Sound Approaches to Suppression in Eyewitness Identification Cases
The Manson v. Brathwaite test for the admissibility of challenged eyewitness identification evidence is flawed. As a result, courts routinely allow the admission of tainted identification evidence. Decided in 1977, Manson is not in accord with subsequent scientific research into eyewitness fallibility. Defense attorneys must adopt creative strategies to seek suppression and force courts to consider both the science and Manson’s flaws.