The influence of face age on identification from a video line-up: A comparison between older and younger adults

Catriona Havard, Amina Memon

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A group of young-adult (aged 18-35 years) and older-adult witnesses (aged 61-83 years) viewed films of two similar staged thefts, one that depicted a young culprit and the other an older culprit. After a short delay of 40-60 minutes participants were presented with two separate video line-ups, one for each target. In one line-up the target was present (TP) and the other the target was absent (TA). Older adults performed more poorly in target present and absent line-ups, and showed no own-age bias, however young adults showed an own age advantage for the TA line-ups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-859
Number of pages13
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • eyewitness identification
  • video line-ups
  • older adults
  • own-age bias
  • own-race bias
  • context reinstatement
  • person identification
  • false name
  • memory
  • recognition
  • accuracy
  • confidence
  • witnesses

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