Mistakes about race corrupt many eyewitness accounts – By Paula Wissel – KPLU 88.5 FM

By Paula Wissel – KPLU 88.5 FM / NPR News for Seattle & The Northwest If you’ve witnessed a crime, you’ll swear you can accurately identify the person who did it. But, there’s a good chance you’re wrong, especially if that person is of a different race.  Still, jurors believe eyewitness accounts. And, in Washington state, the law doesn’t allow judges to tell juries about the problems associated with cross racial eyewitness identification. One Court of Appeals judge says that’s wrong. Scientists refer to the phenomenon as  the “cross race effect.” [Full story at: http://kplu.org/post/mistakes-about-race-corrupt-many-eyewitness-accounts ]

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Mistakes about race corrupt many eyewitness accounts – By Paula Wissel – KPLU 88.5 FM