Taking Another Look at the Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony


    Hour 1

    imagesCA97J197The New Jersey Supreme Court is questioning the reliability of eyewitness testimony.  A report on the scientific evidence for the Court shows that  eyewitness accounts are often faulty and easily tainted by police procedures.  Studies have shown that ¾ of people who have been exonerated were convicted largely based on false eyewitness testimony.  This hour, we’ll look at the problems with eyewitness accounts and why our memories are so fallible with Iowa University psychologist GARY WELLS, Pennsylvania’s Innocence Project legal director MARISSA BLUESTEIN, and Montgomery County Judge WILLIAM CARPENTER.

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