Jan. 26: Talk on reform of eyewitness identification practices

“Implementing meaningful reform of eyewitness identification practices: Novel approaches for addressing old problems” is set for Friday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 pm, Columbia Hall 1370. Stephen Ross from the University of Washington at Tacoma will present.

Ross will discuss efforts made to reform law enforcement practices regarding the collection of eyewitness evidence and will argue that their limited effectiveness is partly a product of limited collaboration between scientists and practitioners. Based upon current efforts in Washington State, he will discuss how novel approaches that rely on a more collaborative effort between scientists and practitioners may be more effective for implementing meaningful change to law enforcement practices.