Eyewitness Identification Research Laboratory
The Eyewitness Identification Research Laboratory in the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) focuses on research in eyewitness memory, eyewitness identification, expert testimony and many aspects of face recognition. The Laboratory offers instruction and research training for both graduate and undergraduate students. Established at UTEP in 1992, the Laboratory is an outgrowth of the program of research into face recognition and eyewitness identification begun by Professor Roy S. Malpass (CV) in the late 1960s. The site contains useful information for researchers, law enforcement officers and attorneys in the criminal justice system. The Laboratory provides educational and expert witness services for law enforcement and the courts.
On this site you can:
Read basic information on appropriate lineup construction procedure, and how to evaluate lineup fairness.
Get our Do-It-Yourself Kit for assessing the fairness of an eyewitness identification lineup.
View a series of lineups from real cases that present certain problems of fairness, both to the suspect and to the public.
Access publications of the Eyewitness Identification Research Laboratory.
Follow links to other important sources of information in eyewitness identification research, education and training, and the websites of important researchers in the field.
The Eyewitness Laboratory is associated with UTEP's Psychology Department Legal Psychology Program. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Legal Psychology should consult the Programs webpage for further information.