The Crime Report -Supreme Court To Take Up Eyewitness Misidentification Issue

Of The first 250 DNA exonerations, 190 involved eyewitnesses who were wrong, says University of Virginia law Prof. Brandon Garrett. In November, the Supreme Court will return to the question of what the Constitution has to say about the use of eyewitness evidence, says Adam Liptak in the New York Times. The last time the court looked at the question was in 1977. Since then, the scientific understanding of human memory has been transformed. More than 2,000 studies on the topic have been published in professional journals in 30 years. What they collectively show is that it is perilous to base a conviction on a witness’s identification of a stranger.

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