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Author Topic:   Is witness testimony really to be never taken seriously? Ever?
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12-14-2020 12:09 PM


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The claim that eyewitness testimony is reliable and accurate is testable, and the research is clear that eyewitness identification is vulnerable to distortion without the witness’s awareness. More specifically, the assumption that memory provides an accurate recording of experience, much like a video camera, is incorrect. Memory evolved to give us a personal sense of identity and to guide our actions. We are biased to notice and exaggerate some experiences and to minimize or overlook others. Memory is malleable.

Myth: Eyewitness Testimony is the Best Kind of Evidence

And that's before you start looking at the science of human perception.


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