Los Angeles Times Editorial – Eyewitness testimony done right

The New Jersey Supreme Court has instructed police and judges to take into account an array of responses that might prevent mistaken identifications. California should do the same. To many Americans — including many jurors — eyewitness testimony is the gold standard when it comes to evidence. But studies demonstrate that a variety of factors can lead to the misidentification of criminals. Nationally, more than 75% of convictions…[For full story: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-eyewitness-20110908,0,5349953.stor y ]

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Los Angeles Times Editorial – Eyewitness testimony done right