Why eyewitnesses fail.

  title={Why eyewitnesses fail.},
  author={Thomas D. Albright},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in the investigation and prosecution of crimes, but it is well known that eyewitnesses make mistakes, often with serious consequences. In light of these concerns, the National Academy of Sciences recently convened a panel of experts to undertake a comprehensive study of current practice and use of eyewitness testimony, with an eye toward understanding why identification errors occur and what can be done to prevent them. The work of this… CONTINUE READING

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