Virtual Police Could Be Better at Interviewing Eyewitnesses Than Real Ones, Study Suggests

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As many a crime documentary has made clear, eyewitness testimony is often much less accurate than you might think. But a new study published recently in Frontiers in Psychology suggests there could be a relatively simple way to improve witness recollections: Have a virtual avatar do the interviewing instead of a policeman.

Researchers at the University of Westminster, London recruited 38 adult volunteers, 26 of whom were women, for their study.

The subjects watched a video of a (staged) car

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