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    How reliable is eyewitness testimony? In what ways should the criminal justice system take more notice of the problems that have been identified? This essay will explore the argument of how reliable eyewitness testimony is and will also consider the ways the criminal justice system should take more notice of problems already identified. Eyewitness testimony is when a witness comes forward within the courtroom to give their account of what occurred in relation to the trial which is based upon human perception and memory (Geoffrey M Stephenson, 1992 Psychology of Criminal Justice, p161.) “The reliability of eye witness testimony is a vastly complex subject” (Bruce Schneir 2012). When eyewitness testimony is obtained immediately after an event…

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    Gender Difference and Line Up Procedure of Eyewitness Testimony Eyewitness testimony is the most common form of evidence in criminal cases and it has extreme important influence on many aspects of the conviction for criminal. Every year, approximately 77,000 suspects are identified by eyewitnesses in American trials (Denholtz, T. L., & McDonough, E. A., 2015). After a century of researching on eyewitness identification testimony, psychologists have reached a consensus that eyewitness testimony…

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    Eyewitness testimony can become very controversial, sometimes even contradictory. In some cases, people are willing to lie to help others, and in some, they may genuinely believe false statements. However, testimony from witnesses can be necessary in determining the facts of specific cases. Though it may be necessary, it usually does not help in determining the genuine truth. In most cases, eyewitness testimony is invalid. The case in the video is one of the many examples of how eyewitness…

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    The accuracy of an eyewitness is the essential part for the jurors’ decision making regarding a particular case. The jurors depends on the eyewitness for an accurate statement of the testimony that is being presented. There are many wrong convictions throughout the legal systems and many factors that comes into play, but the eyewitness has the highest percentage for wrong misidentification. Therefore, research has been done to help improved the accuracy of the witness testimony. The three best…

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    Eyewitness testimony has been discussed to be one of the most arguable sources to be used in the jury system, especially in its reliability. The podcast series “Serial” presented by Sarah Koenig, has illustrated a crime case back in 1999, which is still a mystery until now, contained many perceptions indicating the reliability of memory in eyewitness testimony. The suspect of the crime is Adnan Syed, a seventeen-year-old high school student who is also the victim’s ex-boyfriend. There were many…

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    Psychology, a definition of eyewitness testimony would be "a legal term that essentially describes when a witness or victim is recounting their firsthand experience to another person or to a court" (Psychology Glossary,2017). Eyewitness testimonies are reliable, mainly in court hearings full of eyewitnesses who might have seen an incident happening. However, eyewitness testimony is hard to believe because although a person's memory is quite incredible, it is also imperfect. Our brain is capable…

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    Eyewitness testimony is where a witness will tell the jury what he or she has seen. This information is crucial because it can help the legal system identify the criminals quicker. The problem of eyewitness testimony is how the accuracy is not nearly one hundred percent. This causes problems because people can think they saw something or someone, when they actually saw something else. Their mind is tricking them because they thought of the thing closest to the actual thing. A hair dryer can look…

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    Importance Of Eyewitness Testimony

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    determined by comparing this person’s actions to the reasonable person standard. As Byrd (2005) explains, under this standard, wrongful actions can become justified because they are not wrongful if provoked. The defendant only lost his/her temper or self-control, just as any reasonable person would (Byrd, 2005). In the State v. Henderson case (2011), the jury may have been asked to consider this standard for both Clark and Hendersen, although the jury’s attention was more focused on the…

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    Before DNA evidence an eyewitness testimony was a pivotal turning point in a case and often the only evidence offered to identify a suspect. The most common method of identification of an eyewitness’s account is a line up. These come in different forms from: verbal, pictures, to actual people present in a room. The idea behind these varied forms of identification allows less bias if someone had only had one sense to identify a suspect. For example: someone who was blindfolded could use a verbal…

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    reliable is eyewitness testimony Eyewitness testimony is a term used in the legal system to give an account of a criminal incident that has occurred. Mistaken eyewitness identification is responsible for many wrongful convictions. Eyewitness testimony has influenced jury decisions and served as compelling evidence. Eyewitness testimony has also validated evidence and gave a picture of the actual incident. The only problem with eyewitness testimony is that it is not credible. Eyewitness…

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