Jesse Grabman

Eric P. and Elizabeth R. Johnson Jefferson Fellow
B.A. University of Virginia (2013) with High Distinction
M.A. University of Virginia (2019)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Jesse Grabman’s research focuses on reducing errors in the criminal justice system. This includes investigating how individual differences influence misidentification rates, creating more fair lineup procedures, and exploring the diagnostic value of witnesses’ verbal statements. He received the Psychology Department’s Maury Pathfinder Award for the best pre-dissertation, examining the role of face recognition ability in the propensity of eyewitnesses to make high confidence errors. In addition to his work at UVA, he serves as a research fellow in the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course.

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