Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
A show-up is an identification procedure that only presents the witness with one suspect in contrast to a lineup where the suspect is presented among a number of fillers (i.e., known innocent people). This feature makes the show-up procedure very suggestive. In this literature review, an overview of the current research about this identification procedure is presented. The different factors that influence the accuracy in show-up procedures are separated into system (e.g., clothing bias, instruction bias, and the impact of multiple show-ups) and estimator variables (e.g., age, crossrace effects, and alcohol) in line with Wells (1978). The implications of the research is discussed together with suggestions for future research.
BF1 .M63 v. 20 no. 2 2015
Sjoberg, Mattias and Lindsay, Roderick
"Show up identification procedures: A literature review,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 20:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol20/iss2/2