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    Elizabeth Calderon, 39, Salinas, California, and Esther Sanchez, otherwise called Trinidad Carrillo, 54, Salinas, California, were arraigned by an elected excellent jury on charges of documenting false assessment forms, burglary of government stores, exasperated wholesale fraud, putting forth false expressions to governmentally protected establishments, and scheme, Calderon and Sanchez are accused of scheming to present an advance application to Bank of America that contained false data and…

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    changing memories. Even if the person is 100% sure, the brain can change its memories. " The human memory tends to reconstruct incidents because humans do not have the capability to record memories like a video recorder." (Bonaguidi). Another cause of eyewitness identification is the…

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    Carter Murder Case

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    Police conduct during the Carter murder investigation was far from ideal. The police did not follow appropriate procedures when conducting interviews and interrogations and they harassed Williamson and Fritz for four years when, at the time, they did not even have fabricated evidence. The prosecution and police then fabricated evidence against the two men, implicating them in the rape and murder when no true evidence pointed to them and, in fact, much of the evidence pointed against them. in…

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    police could not find any material evidence that could prove Tyrone’s guilt. The second reason is that there is eyewitness form several victims which could lead to inaccurate information. The police had some descriptions but the information that they have was not complete to press charges against Tyrone Briggs. According to an eyewitness evidence provided by Wells and other writers, Eyewitness accounts can be affected by exposure to misleading questions, a system variable. (Wells 582) This…

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    validity of an individual’s testimony. In the QB trial video, R v. Perry and Manitoba (2016) a wallet, a Timex watch, a kitchen knife, and a gun replica entered in as physical evidence and can act as direct, or indirect evidence connected to a crime. Usually, this type of evidence is entered through a witness, which in this case was Monty Hall who was the victim. During Monty Hall’s testimony, the Crown entered the exhibits one at a time…

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    Hae Min Lee Case Study

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    On January 13,1999 at 2:36 pm, a 17 year old teenager named Hae Min Lee went missing in Baltimore, Maryland. A month later her body was found in Leakin Park buried in a six inch grave. According to the autopsy report, Hae Min Lee died from strangulation. On February 28, 1999, her ex- boyfriend ,Adnan Syed (who was also 17 at the time), was arrested and later convicted for the murder and sentenced to life in prison. Jay Wilds ,a mutual friend of the suspect, states that Adnan showed him Hae’s…

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    A pool of statements concerning eyewitness identification issues, including statements used by Kassin et al. Loftus , was generated. From this initial pool a multiple choice questionnaire was developed. The eyewitnesses topics selected for inclusion were based on ratings of reliability supplied in the Kassin et al. "Do you think this phenomenon is reliable enough for psychologists to present in courtroom testimony?" Topics with levels of agreement among experts below 90% with respect to…

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    INTRODUCTION Eyewitness testimony, which depends on the precision of human memory, enormously affects the result of a trail. For instance, In 1984, American College Student Jennifer Thompson was assaulted at knifepoint by a man who burst into her dorm. Amid her difficulty, Jennifer focused on everything about her aggressor so she could later precisely identify him. Soon thereafter, she worked with law enforcement to make a precise representation out of an attacker. A couple days after the fact…

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    . What are the implications of false or misidentification in the courtroom? An eyewitness picks the person that most resembles the criminal in a line up or pictures which may not be them. Sometimes the criminal that did the act, isn't even in the line up giving the eyewitness. This makes it very hard to identify the right man. This causes misidentification and in a courthouse could potentially put the wrong person in jail. Bobby Pool and Ronald Cotton have similar facial features. They both…

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    Eyewitness Memory

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    Based off of conducted research, eyewitness memory used in testimonies is one of the most persuasive forms of evidence that is presented in court, but the facts are rather doubtful. Mistaken eyewitness evidence can lead to illegal conviction, imprisoning people for a period of time even to death penalty, for crimes they did not commit. According to the article, Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Biases, “faulty eyewitness testimony has been implicated in at least 75% of DNA exoneration cases-more…

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