FIU: New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

March 17, 2017
FIU: New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

FIU: New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

Eyewitnesses identify more than 75,000 suspects each year in the United States and their testimonies are one of the most compelling and powerful forms of evidence for a jury. But, it’s not foolproof — just ask the 242 individuals who were mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses and served years in prison for crimes they did not commit until they were exonerated thanks to the introduction of DNA testing.

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