|Eyewitness Identification Research Laboratory
At the University of Texas at El Paso
Publications and Presentations
McQuiston-Surrett, D.E., Malpass, R.S., & Tredoux, C.G. (in press). Sequential vs. Simultaneous Lineups: A Review of Methods, Data, and Theory. Psychology, Public Policy and Law.
McQuiston-Surrett, D., Topp, L. D., & Malpass, R. S. (in press). Use of facial composite systems in U.S. law enforcement agencies. Psychology, Crime, and Law.
Malpass, R. S, Tredoux, C. G. & McQuiston-Surrett, D. E. (in press). Lineup construction and lineup fairness. in R. Lindsay, D. Ross, J. D. Read & M. P. Toglia (Eds.), Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology (Vol. 2): Memory for People. Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
MacLin, O. H., Zimmerman, L. A. & Malpass, R. S. (2005). PC_Eyewitness and the Sequential Superiority Effect: Computer Based Lineup Administration. Law and Human Behavior, 29(3), 303-321.
Malpass, R. S., Zimmerman, L. A, Meissner, C. A., Ross, S. J., Rigoni, M. E., Topp, L. D., Pruss, N., Tredoux, C. T., & Leyva, J. M. (2005). Eyewitness memory and identification. The San Antonio Defender, 7(1), 2-13.
Malpass, R.S. & Goodman-Delahunty, J. (2004) Psychology and the Law, Overview. In C. D. Spielberg, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, Vol 3, 171-184. New York: Elsevier Academic Press.
Tredoux, C .G., Meissner, C A., Malpass, R.S. & Zimmerman, L.A. (2004). Eyewitness Identification. In C. D. Spielberg, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, Vol 1, 875 - 887. New York: Elsevier Academic Press.
Wogalter, M.S., Malpass, R.S., & McQuiston, D.E. (2004). A national survey of police on preparation and conduct of identification lineups. Psychology, Crime and Law, 10(1), 69-82.
MacLin O. H. & Malpass, R. S. (2003) The ambiguous race face illusion. Perception. 32(2), 249-252.
Technical Working Group on Eyewitness Evidence (2003). Eyewitness Evidence: A Trainer‘s Manual for Law Enforcement. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice (i-vii, 1-55). URL:
MacLin, O. H., Tapscott, R., & Malpass, R. S. (2002). The development of a computer system to collect descriptions of culprits. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16, 937-945.
MacLin, O. H. & Malpass, R. S. (2001). Racial Categorization of Faces: The Ambiguous Race Face Effect. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 7(1), 98-118.
MacLin, O. H., MacLin, M. K. & Malpass, R. S.(2001). Race, arousal, attention, exposure, and delay: An examination of factors moderating face recognition. Psychology, Public Policy and Law. 7(1), 134-152.
Wells, G.L., Malpass, R.S., Lindsay, R.C.L., Fisher, R.P., Turtle, J.W. & Fulero, S.M. (2000). From the lab to the police station: A successful application of eyewitness research. American Psychologist, 55(6), 581-598.
Garven, S., Wood, J.M., & Malpass, R.S. (2000). Allegations of wrongdoing: Effects of reinforcement on children's mundane and fantastic claims. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(1), 38-49.
Lindsay, R.C.L. & Malpass R.S. (Eds.) (1999). Measuring lineup fairness. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13 ( Special Issue).
Malpass, R.S. & Lindsay, R.C.L. (1999) Measuring lineup fairness. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13, S1-S8.
Corey, D., Malpass, R.S. & McQuiston, D. (1999). Parallelism In Eyewitness And Mock Witness Identifications. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13 S41-S58.Malpass, R.S. (1999). Subjective culture and the law. In J. Adamopoulos & Y. Kashima (Eds.) Social Psychology and Cultural Context. Newberry Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Technical Working Group on Eyewitness Evidence (1999). Eyewitness Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.
Wells, G.L., Small, M., Penrod, S., Malpass, R.S., Fulero, S.M., and Brimacombe, C.A.E. (1998). Eyewitness identification procedures: Recommendations for lineups and photospreads. Law and Human Behavior, 23(6) 603-647. Abstract
Garven, S., Wood, J.M., Malpass, R.S. & Shaw, J.S. III (1998). More than suggestion: The effect of interviewing techniques from the McMartin Preschool case. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83(3) 347-359.
Overall list of publications and presentations of the laboratory.
Publications and presentations of the Eyewitness Laboratory, by area / topic
Biasing Childrens Eyewitness Reports.
Criminal appearance in eyewitness identification
Cross-race face recognition.
Enhancement of identification through context reinstatement.
Face recognition publications.
General eyewitness topics.
Technology of lineup administration.
Procedural fairness in eyewitness identification: Instructions.
Sequential v. Simultaneous lineups
Structural fairness of eyewitness lineups.