News 06.10.11

Friday Roundup: Innocence and Invisible Gorillas

An Arkansas judge

ordered DNA testing

in the case of a man convicted of shooting a couple 24 years ago.


A forum today in Los Angeles

explored the issue of eyewitness misidentification and reforms to improve the accuracy of identification procedures used by law enforcement agencies.

Robert Davis has

served eight years

in Virginia prisons for a murder he says he didn’t commit. “The Invisible Gorilla,” a book chronicling some surprising research in human attention, perception, memory and reasoning, came out in paperback this week.

Buy the book by tomorrow

and the authors will donate $5 to the charity of your choice (and we’re on the list of choices!). If you haven’t seen it, you might also enjoy

the video that gave the book its name

.

The government of Western Australia

paid $425,000

to a man who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, but the payment came 35 years after his release.

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