Eyewitness Testimony

  Assignment: Read Chapter 15 in textbook. Read the following journal article: Initial eyewitness confidence reliably predicts eyewitness identification accuracy. (attached below) Watch the following video clips: Eyewitness Testimony Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-SBTRLoPuo  Eyewitness Testimony Part 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtelV9lmzQc  This assignment is an essay discussing eyewitness testimony. After you read the textbook, journal article, and watch the video clips – answer the following questions: Present the different aspects of what makes an accurate vs. inaccurate eyewitness testimony (e.g. witnesses who notice trivial details, discrediting, strong emotions, misinformation, retelling…) How much does confidence play a role in eyewitness testimony? Does confidence have an effect on accurate identification? What about overconfidence? Suggest 2 possible ways to reduce errors in eyewitness testimonies. Instructions: Paper length should be approximately 2-3 pages in length (approximately 500- 750 words). Use APA style, including a cover page and reference page (not included in page length) Introductory paragraph, setting forth a clear statement of your assignment. Conclusion, a concise paragraph that reaffirms your assignment. Cite a minimum of 3 sources (APA). The textbook, article and video included above and outside sources may be used.

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