publication . Article . 2019

Eyewitness identification procedures for multiple perpetrator crimes: a survey of police in Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands

Nina Tupper; Melanie Sauerland; James D. Sauer; Lorraine Hope;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 May 2019
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A considerable proportion of crimes that involve multiple perpetrators. Yet, little is known about how police officers construct, administer, and record eyewitness identification procedures for multiple suspects. An online survey of law enforcement agents in Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands (N = 51) was conducted to obtain an initial understanding of police perceptions of prevalence and characteristics of multiple perpetrator crimes, and to examine identification procedure practices given the little to no guidance provided for police. Practice converged when it came to the use of sequential, photographic lineups, but diverged between and within countries on ...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/psychology, Psychology, Multiple perpetrator crime, multiple suspects, eyewitness identification, lineup, police practice, ACCURACY, FACE, Law, General Psychology, Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Suspect, Eyewitness identification, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Criminology, Law enforcement
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