Great Falls Forum with Amy Douglass
Oct 19, 2017— 12:00 pm
The 2017-2018 season of the Great Falls Forum continues on Thursday, October 19th, featuring Amy Bradfield Douglass, Professor of Psychology at Bates College, with a talk entitled “Eyewitness Identification: Causes of Errors and Suggestions for Reform.” The program will take place from 12 noon to 1 PM in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library.
Amy Bradfield Douglass is a Professor of Psychology at Bates College where she has taught since 2001. She has a B.A. from Williams College and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Her research is at the interface of psychology and law. In particular, she studies how eyewitnesses to crimes make incorrect identifications and how to reduce those errors. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Australian Research Council. She has testified as an expert witness for the defense in state and federal courts throughout New England.
In her Great Falls Forum presentation, Dr. Douglass will present science-based recommendations for conducting lineups and photospreads. She’ll discuss how psychological scientists study eyewitness identification, how reforms have been put into practice, and recent court decisions related to eyewitness identification evidence. In addition, she will talk about some of the court cases she has been involved with.
The Great Falls Forum is a monthly, brown-bag speaker series featuring statewide and regional leaders in public policy, business, academia and the arts. The programs are free, open to all and no reservations are required. Coffee, tea and bottled water are provided for a donation at the event. The Forum is a co-sponsorship of the Sun Journal, Bates College and LPL.
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