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Steven D. Penrod
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
John Jay College

Steven D. Penrod joined the John Jay faculty as Distinguished Professor of Psychology in 2001. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974 and his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1979. His research and writing about eyewitness evidence has encompassed factors that reduce eyewitness reliability, interview and lineup procedures that may enhance eyewitness performance, child witnesses, jury assessments of eyewitness evidence, the relationship between eyewitness confidence and eyewitness accuracy and the effects of eyewitness expert testimony on jury decision-making.

Penrod: Interview

Penrod speaks with Valerie Hans on several issues:

Question 1: How did you become an expert witness in the Henderson case's evidentiary hearing about eyewitness testimony research?

Question 2: How well does the special master procedure work for expert testimony?

Question 3: How effective was the prosecution in the Henderson evidentiary hearing?

Question 4: How effective do you think New Jersey's new rules governing eyewitness identification likely to be?