Jennifer M. JonesCity University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice | John Jay CUNY · Department of Psychology
Jennifer M. Jones
Master of Science
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This is the latest study we have published using our 'Shift & Stick' Paradigm. The shift and stick paradigm involves two basic elements:1) Shift: After voicing their initial identification decision, but before documenting the final choice, participants are told, “Take another look, does anyone [else] look familiar?” . This prompt consistently leads...
For almost 70% of the wrongfully convicted defendants who have been exonerated by new DNA evidence, one or more mistaken eyewitness identifications played a role in their wrongful convictions.1 In recognition of the significant role that mistaken identifications play in miscarriages of justice, social scientists have spent the last 40 years studyin...
Two experiments were conducted to examine whether misidentifying an innocent suspect with a unique feature (i.e., facial tattoo) would impact witnesses’ recollections of the culprit so that they would mistakenly describe the culprit as having that same feature, when in reality, he did not. In both experiments, participants viewed a video of a simul...
A general review of how social media searches can affect eyewitness performance. This general review is appropriate for students, lawyers and law enforcement.
Two experiments were conducted to see if asking witnesses to take another look at the lineup after they voiced their identification decisions would alter their choices, and if confirming feedback could then be used to solidify the selections they shifted to. Participants watched a simulated crime and were asked to identify the culprit from a photog...
Participants (N = 189) witnessed the theft of a computer and were immersed into what they were led to believe was an actual police investigation that culminated in a live showup. After the crime, an officer responded to the scene to take witness statements. Minutes after his arrival, the officer received a radio dispatch that could be heard clearly...