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How often do intoxicated eyewitnesses provide testimony in serious crimes?

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We addressed the question of how often intoxicated eyewitnesses provide testimony in actual criminal investigations. Toward this end, the testimony of 1450 witnesses from randomly selected case files was examined. About a 12% of the eyewitnesses were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Intoxicated witnesses were just as likely to provide descriptions of the culprit to the police. The rate at which witnesses were given an identification test also did not vary in relation to sobriety. Intoxicated eyewitnesses tended to provide a greater number of person descriptor compared to sober witnesses, particularly if the witness was under the influence of cocaine. The description of the perpetrator was just as likely to match the arrestee in intoxicated and sober eyewitnesses. Overall, the results are consistent with the alcohol myopia hypothesis.
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Humphries, Joyce., Flowe, Heather. and Takarangi, Melanie. "How often do intoxicated eyewitnesses provide testimony in serious crimes?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Mar 17, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398902_index.html>

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Humphries, J. E., Flowe, H. and Takarangi, M. , 2010-03-17 "How often do intoxicated eyewitnesses provide testimony in serious crimes?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398902_index.html

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Abstract: We addressed the question of how often intoxicated eyewitnesses provide testimony in actual criminal investigations. Toward this end, the testimony of 1450 witnesses from randomly selected case files was examined. About a 12% of the eyewitnesses were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Intoxicated witnesses were just as likely to provide descriptions of the culprit to the police. The rate at which witnesses were given an identification test also did not vary in relation to sobriety. Intoxicated eyewitnesses tended to provide a greater number of person descriptor compared to sober witnesses, particularly if the witness was under the influence of cocaine. The description of the perpetrator was just as likely to match the arrestee in intoxicated and sober eyewitnesses. Overall, the results are consistent with the alcohol myopia hypothesis.


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