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Best Practices in the Collection of Eyewitness Identification Evidence


Speaker(s): Margaret B Kovera, Ph.D.
Recorded on: Aug. 13, 2020
PLI Program #: 305930

Margaret Bull Kovera is a Presidential Scholar and Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York. Her research, much of it funded by the National Science Foundation, examines eyewitness identification accuracy and legal decision making in a variety of contexts. Kovera has received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Achievement in Psychology and Law, the Outstanding Teacher and Mentor in Psychology and Law Award, and 2018 Book Award from the American Psychology-Law Society for her book, The Psychology of Juries. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, among other academic societies.  Dr. Kovera is the former Editor-in-Chief of Law and Human Behavior and a Past-President of the American Psychology-Law Society. She regularly serves as an expert witness in cases involving eyewitness identification.  She is a co-author of the American Psychology-Law Society’s recommendations for best practices in the collection of eyewitness identification evidence.