The cross-race effect - Beyond recognition of faces in the laboratory

Authors
Citation
Sl. Sporer, The cross-race effect - Beyond recognition of faces in the laboratory, PSYCH PUB L, 7(1), 2001, pp. 170-200
Citations number
128
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW
ISSN journal
1076-8971 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
170 - 200
Database
ISI
SICI code
1076-8971(200103)7:1<170:TCE-BR>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
The majority of research on the cross-race effect has been conducted with s tandard facial recognition paradigms. A critical analysis of this paradigm is followed by a review of the few more ecologically valid studies of eyewi tness identifications in field settings. The prevailing focus on eyewitness identification can be expanded by the consideration of ethnic differences at all stages of criminal investigations, from police interrogations to cou rtroom evaluation of testimony. The author analyzes ethnic differences in f ace and person descriptions and face recall systems, which not only have im portant implications for the construction of fair lineups but should be stu died in their own right. Finally, attention is drawn to the literature on c ross-ethnic differences in nonverbal and verbal behavior that may play a ro le in detecting deception in different forensic settings.