Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide. This is particularly troubling given that eyewitness testimony can be incredibly persuasive to a jury. Eyewitness identification is susceptible to error, either due to the surroundings where the witness sees the crime and the procedures for making an official identification with law enforcement.
Over the past 30 years, scientific studies have proven that eyewitness identification is often inaccurate, but eyewitness identification can be made more accurate by utilizing specific recommended identification reforms.
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