Dec. 16, 2020
1:00 pm via Webex
1 hour of general CLE credit anticipated
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Dr. William Crozier will present an overview of the 2020 scientific review paper on eyewitness identification evidence published by the American Psychology-Law Society. The paper, “Policy and Procedure Recommendations for the Collection and Preservation of Eyewitness Identification Evidence,” makes nine recommendations for planning, designing, and conducting eyewitness identification procedures. Dr. Crozier will discuss these recommendations and other relevant eyewitness ID research, how the recommendations could improve the reliability of eyewitness identification evidence, how the NC Eyewitness Identification Reform Act procedures measure up to these recommendations, and future directions for improving eyewitness identification procedures.
William E. Crozier, Ph.D. is the Research Director of Duke Law’s Wilson Center for Science and Justice. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State, before earning a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from The City University of New York’s Graduate Center. With expertise in cognitive psychology, Dr. Crozier investigates how people learn, remember, and use information in decision-making – with a particular focus on these processes in the legal system. Such topics include juror decision-making for forensic and eyewitness evidence; understanding and evaluating bodyworn camera footage; assessment of interrogation practices and confession evidence; and misinformation in the court room.
At the Duke Wilson Center, he has applied his empirical research and statistical skills to investigating and improving the justice system more broadly, including driver’s license suspensions, failures to appear, plea bargaining, and bail practices.