The study investigates the effects of gender, age, and ethnicity of both targets and observes on the accuracy of age estimation. Furthermore, the effects of targets’ facial expressions (neutral or smiling), use of makeup and photo quality are investigated.1 March 2021
Low recidivism rates of child sex offenders in a Finnish 7-year follow-up
This study examines the recidivism rates of Finnish child sex offender convicted in 2010 (n = 361) over a follow-up period of seven years. The results indicate that while reoffending for other types of offences was common (34 %), offenders had very low sexual crime recidivism rates.23 January 2020
How do children disclose physical abuse?
The study explores the characteristics of child physical abuse disclosures. The overall disclosure rate of child physical abuse was 74 %, but only 42 % had disclosed to adults and only 12 % had reported to authorities. The strongest factors predicting disclosure to an adult are younger age, female gender, no previous experiences of child… Read more »
How does distance and age effect eyewitness accuracy?
The aim of the study was to investigate the simultaneous effects of distance and age on eyewitnesses’ descriptive accuracy. The results showed that increased distances decreased accuracy and that especially young children performed overall worse than adults.