MA (Master of Arts)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Larry S. Miller
John T. Whitehead, Michael C. Braswell
The purpose of this study was to examine differences of recalled events from a selected university student population. Eyewitness testimony is frequently used to convict defendants each year. Many of these convictions are based solely on eyewitness accounts. While much has been written on the reliability of eyewitness testimony, little is known about demographic characteristic differences that may exist. A videotaped event was shown to a sample of college students who were then asked to complete a questionnaire based on what they watched. There were significant differences found in the respondentsâ€Ÿ accuracy in recalling events of the video according to demographic characteristics of the sample.
Thesis - Open Access
VanEaton, Jessica R., "Eyewitness Recall of Noncriminal Events: An Examination of Demographic Characteristics with a Selected Population." (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1821. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1821
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