The Lockerbie Bombing

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The description of the Lockerbie bombing may provide image on how lengthy and complicated an investigation and a trial process could be. Eyewitness would have to go through repeated interviews. The purpose of this procedure is to assess the consistency and accuracy of the testimony. Unfortunately, it is often not realized that repeated interview may also have a negative effect on the quality of the testimony given. A study by Sharps, Herrera, Dunn, and Alcala investigated the effect of repeated questioning in the format based of police procedure (2012).
The participants of the study by Sharps and colleagues were 92 college students. They were instructed to watch a scene that is shown for 5 s, where a criminal pointed a gun at the victim. The

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