News report explores problems with eyewitness identification
A report on ABC News’ "Primetime" last night considered the problem of eyewitness misidentification and reforms taking root nationwide to prevent future wrongful convictions. Reporters staged a fake crime and examined how eyewitnesses made mistakes in their identifications,and the results reveal the ways in which eyewitnesses can make mistakes and procedures can lead them to identify the wrong person.
The Innocence Project has been advancing significant policy reforms to address this problem nationwide.
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