Examination of eye witness testimony

Eyewitnesses have played a large role in determining whether a person is convicted of a crime. In some cases, the eyewitness testimony has resulted in convicting the wrong person. The Innocence Project (innocenceproject.org) presents some of these cases. Based on your readings in Chapter 7, what do you believe needs to be considers when examining an eyewitness’s testimony? 


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