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Legal Psychology at Åbo Akademi

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The masked villain: the effects of facial masking, distance, lighting, and eyewitness age on eyewitness identification accuracy

The study examined if distance, lighting, and facial masking negatively impact eyewitness identification accuracy. The results indicated that combined negative effects of distance, lighting, and facial masking resulted in chance-level performance in target-present line-ups in some instances. The study also found a positive association between accuracy and high confidence and shorter response times.

Thomas J. Nyman, Julia Korkman, James Michael Lampinen, Jan Antfolk & Pekka Santtila

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