DOC í READER Eyewitness Testimony With a new preface by the author

READER Eyewitness Testimony

DOC í READER Eyewitness Testimony With a new preface by the author Õ Every year hundreds of defendants are convicted on little than the say so of a fellow citizen Although psychologists have suspected for decades that an eyewitness can be highly unreliable new evidence leaves no doubt that juries vastly overestimNew memories can be implanted and old ones unconsciously altered under interrogationThese results have important implications for court reform police interrogation methods defense strategy and many other aspects of criminal and civil procedure Eyewitness Testimony is a powerful book that should be reuired reading for trial lawyers social psychologists and anyone who considers the chilling prospect of confronting an eyewitness accusation in a court of la Fascinating something every trial attorney would find fascinating

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Every year hundreds of defendants are convicted on little than the say so of a fellow citizen Although psychologists have suspected for decades that an eyewitness can be highly unreliable new evidence leaves no doubt that juries vastly overestimate the credibility of eyewitness accounts It is a problem that the courts have yet to solve or face suarelyIn Eyewitness Testimony Elizabeth Loftus makes the psychological case against the eyewitness Beginning w This book took me a while to get through for a couple of reasons One it's a

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Eyewitness Testimony With a new preface by the authorIth the basics of eyewitness fallibility such as poor viewing conditions brief exposure and stress Loftus moves to subtle factors such as expectations biases and personal stereotypes all of which can intervene to create erroneous reports Loftus also shows that eyewitness memory is chronically inaccurate in surprising ways An ingenious series of experiments reveals that memory can be radically altered by the way an eyewitness is uestioned after the fact Loftus is easily the most prominent name in eyewitness testimony and for go