When Snitches Corroborate : Effects of Post-identification Feedback from a Potentially Compromised Source. / Erikson, Blake; Lampinen, James M.; Wooten, Alex; Wetmore, Stacy; Neuschatz, Jeffrey S.

In: Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016, p. 148-160.

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When Snitches Corroborate : Effects of Post-identification Feedback from a Potentially Compromised Source. / Erikson, Blake; Lampinen, James M.; Wooten, Alex; Wetmore, Stacy; Neuschatz, Jeffrey S.

In: Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016, p. 148-160.

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Erikson, B, Lampinen, JM, Wooten, A, Wetmore, S & Neuschatz, JS 2016, 'When Snitches Corroborate: Effects of Post-identification Feedback from a Potentially Compromised Source', Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 148-160. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2015.1035623

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Erikson, B., Lampinen, J. M., Wooten, A., Wetmore, S., & Neuschatz, J. S. (2016). When Snitches Corroborate: Effects of Post-identification Feedback from a Potentially Compromised Source. Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, 23(1), 148-160. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2015.1035623

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Erikson, Blake ; Lampinen, James M. ; Wooten, Alex ; Wetmore, Stacy ; Neuschatz, Jeffrey S. / When Snitches Corroborate : Effects of Post-identification Feedback from a Potentially Compromised Source. In: Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 148-160.

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