ANTECEDENTS OF WRONGFUL CONVICTION: EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION
In examining eyewitness identification, most of our research has focused on the social context of the identification, exploring how co-witnesses may affect one another's lineup choices. In this work, we have shown that learning of another witness's decision to choose from a lineup affects a witness's propensity to choose from the lineup. We are currently conducting research to examine possible moderators of this effect.
Selected products associated with this area of research
Levett, L.M. (2013). Social Psychological Influences in Eyewitness Behavior. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18 (1), 168-180. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8333.2011.02037.x
Levett, L.M., Principle Investigator. Social Psychological Factors in Eyewitness Behavior: Social Influence in Choosing Behavior, National Science Foundation, SBE # 0922370
Levett, L.M. & Kienzle, M.R.** (2011). The influence of task difficulty on the effect of co-witness information in eyewitness identification. In L.M. Levett (Chair), New Research in Co-Witnesses and Memory Conformity, symposium conducted at the 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Miami, Florida.
Levett, L.M. (2009). Co-witness information influences whether a witness is likely to choose from a lineup. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Antonio, Texas.
Levett, L.M. (2008). Social psychological factors in eyewitness identification: Social influence in choosing behavior. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Sacramento, California.
Levett, L.M. & Driest, J.** (2008). Social psychological factors in eyewitness identification: Conformity in choosing behavior. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, Florida.