Witness error: How mind tricks can put the innocent behind bars

Witness error: How mind tricks can put the innocent behind bars.

Many criminal prosecutions rely heavily on eyewitness testimony.  Yet, as we have learned in recent years, many eyewitnesses are mistaken.  There are many reasons for this.  Yet, in Illinois, expert testimony as to the fallibility of eyewitnesses is frowned upon and rarely allowed.

The above link will take you to an NBC story about how faulty eyewitness testimony can lead to a wrongful conviction.

You can watch ‘Conviction,’ the story of Jon-Adrian Velazquez’s murder case, Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. Central on ‘Dateline NBC’

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