Eyewitness Testimony Introduction to Criminal Law CJT210_504 Palmer Student’s Name Institution’s Name Introduction In a court of law the evidence that is acquired from an eyewitness is vital in making the final judgment. Nonetheless for a person to qualify to be an eyewitness one has to be present during the occurrence of an incident and have good memory of all the things that took place. This paper seeks to explore the issue of eyewitness testimony its’ importance and factors that limit the reliance on the particular testimony. Although testimony from eyewitness needs to be believed one’s memory about the event has to be appropriate. Eyewitness testimony refers to the account of a victim or a bystander given in a courtroom explaining what the person saw happening at the time of a particular incident that is being investigated in a court of law. A judge the truth of the given information. References Boseovski J. J. (2012). Trust in testimony about strangers: Young children prefer reliable informants who make positive attributions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 111(3) 543-551. Holobinko A. (2012). Forensic human identification in the United States and Canada: A review of the law admissible techniques and the legal implications of their application in forensic cases. Forensic Science International 222(1-3) 394-e1.Houston K. A. Hope L. Memon A. & Don Read J. (2013). Expert testimony on eyewitness evidence: In search of common sense. Behavioral sciences & the law 31(5) 637-651.Kahn-Fogel N. A. (2012). Manson and Its Progeny: An Empirical Analysis of American Eyewitness Law. Ala. CR & CLL Rev. 3 175.Neuschatz J. S. Wilkinson M. L. Goodsell C. A. Wetmore S. A. Quinlivan D. S. & Jones N. J. (2012). Secondary confessions expert testimony and unreliable testimony. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 27(2) 179-192. [...]
The evidence of eyewitnesses is a very important part of criminal trials, but is our memory as trustworthy as we believe it to be? Conduct a research paper on Eyewitness Testimony with the following guidelines: 3 Page Research Paper (Reference page does not count towards the 3 pages. It must be on a separate page). APA Format with references cited. Times New Roman 12 font. Double spaced. Your name, topic, and course name in the upper left hand corner. You must attach the file in your submission. Must have at least 5 sources and at least 3 sources must be “Scholarly”.