Cognitive science and the law.

  title={Cognitive science and the law.},
  author={Thomas A. Busey and Geoffrey R. Loftus},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={11 3},
Numerous innocent people have been sent to jail based directly or indirectly on normal, but flawed, human perception, memory and decision making. Current cognitive-science research addresses the issues that are directly relevant to the connection between normal cognitive functioning and such judicial errors, and suggests means by which the false-conviction rate could be reduced. Here, we illustrate how this can be achieved by reviewing recent work in two related areas: eyewitness testimony and… CONTINUE READING

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