Logic and Research Versus Intuition and Past Practice as Guides to Gathering and Evaluating Eyewitness Evidence

  title={Logic and Research Versus Intuition and Past Practice as Guides to Gathering and Evaluating Eyewitness Evidence},
  author={John W. Turtle and Stephen C. Want},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={1241 - 1256}
Psychologists have conducted extensive research and devoted substantial thought to the memory, cognition, decision-making, logic, and human interaction components of eyewitness evidence. It is fortunate that much of that work has been formally recognized by law enforcement and the legal community and used as the basis for procedure and policy changes with regard to how eyewitness evidence is collected and evaluated. The authors discuss reasons that some segments of law enforcement, the legal… Expand
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