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Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren't always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.
There’s been an accident - but witness accounts will stray and lose accuracy over time.
Memories of events are notoriously unreliable - especially after some time has passed. Experts and police have developed an app to help the general public record evidence when it's fresh.
Eyewitness recollections are easily distorted by the views of others.
Turns out eyewitness testimony is one of the least reliable forms of evidence.
Memory preserving serum?
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If you believe intoxicated people always give unreliable eyewitness testimonies, think again.
Sam Hallam had his conviction quashed after seven years in jail.
Your memory of an event can be manipulated – and miscarriages of justice can follow.
What face do you see?
There's a concern that images posted on social media run the risk of disrupting the accurate identification of people allegedly involved in a crime.
Are leading questions swaying the scales of justice?
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Would you know if you were being asked a leading question?
Police often rely on witnesses to finger the right guy, but eyewitnesses are far from perfect.
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