Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Reliability of Drunk Witnesses

"Is a Drunk Witness a Bad Witness?"

Maybe not:
Most experimental research (like this study and this study and this study) has found that intoxicated eyewitnesses are actually no different from sober eyewitnesses in their account accuracy or vulnerability to distortions. One study published this year even found that consuming alcohol after witnessing a crime made witnesses more reliable, by making them less likely to accept false details given to them by the researcher...