Tag : Eyewitness

The Problem with Eyewitness Testimony

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Problem with Eyewitness Testimony If you’ve never heard of Uriah Courtney, his story will likely shock you. At 25 years old, California native Uriah Courtney was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. A jury convicted him, and the judge sent him to prison for life. At just 26 years old, Uriah was sure to spend […]

Credible Eyewitnesses Are Key to a Fair Trial; Unreliable Eyewitnesses Can Be Key to an Acquittal

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Research Shows That Human Memory Is Fallible Scientific studies almost unanimously conclude that eyewitness testimony is unreliable due to the inability of the human mind to capture and preserve memories in the same way a camera does. Several factors affect an eyewitness’s ability to recall information, including: The passage of time – Memory decay occurs […]