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dc.contributor.advisorWallace, Donald
dc.contributor.advisorBonham, Gene L., Jr.
dc.contributor.advisorCho, Yeok-il
dc.contributor.authorIlu, Demena
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 63-68)en_US
dc.description.abstractEyewitness misidentification is a problematic issue in the Criminal Justice and the cause of many wrongful convictions. The early writings of psychologists like Hugo Münsterberg have warned about dangers of eyewitnesses. Furthermore, research has demonstrated that certain procedures illicit misidentification. Recently, reform efforts on eyewitness identification procedures have gained momentum and in several states have implemented reforms. Unfortunately, Missouri is not one of the States instituting these reforms. This study examined seven case studies of wrongful conviction cases in Missouri that eyewitness misidentification was the leading or contributing factor in their convictions. The best practices according to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and American Psychological Law Society (APLS) were utilized to develop seven benchmarks that were used to evaluate the identification procedures. The study found that in all seven cases, none of the identification procedures utilized all seven benchmarks.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (ix, 68 pages) : tablesen_US
dc.subjectThesis -- Eyewitness identification.
dc.subject.lcshEyewitness identification.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCriminals -- Identification.en_US
dc.titleMaking a Case for Reform: Evaluation of the Current Eyewitness Identification Procedures in the State of Missourien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Justiceen_US of Central Missourien_US

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