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ERIC Number: EJ862627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Eyewitness Testimony for a Simulated Juvenile Crime by Male and Female Criminals with Consistent or Inconsistent Gender-Role Characteristics
Shapiro, Lauren R.
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v30 n6 p649-666 Nov-Dec 2009
Eyewitness recall by 60 adolescents and 60 young adults in Experiment 1 and by 64 children and 63 preadolescents in Experiment 2 for a simulated theft in which gender-role characteristics and sex of criminal were manipulated (i.e., masculine male, feminine male, feminine female, masculine female) was investigated. Gender-role flexibility impacted on crime details and accuracy for criminal features and children's reports included fewer crime and criminal features and central crime details than did preadolescents. Children's gender-role beliefs differentially affected errors made when describing criminals with inconsistent gender-role characteristics. Adolescents provided fewer crime and criminal details and criminal features than did young adults, although both converted inconsistent into consistent gender-role information for the "feminine male" criminal. Forensic implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 5 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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