Mistaken Identification: The Eyewitness, Psychology and the Law

By: Brian L. Cutler, Steven D. Penrod

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The criminal justice system has devised several procedural safeguards to protect defendants from erroneous conviction resulting from mistaken eyewitness identification. Mistaken Identification: The Eyewitness, Psychology and the Law reviews the empirical research bearing on the adequacy of those safeguards. This body of literature converges on the conclusion that traditional safeguards such as presence of counsel at lineups, cross-examination, and judges' instructions, are ineffective safeguards against mistaken eyewitness identification. Expert psychological testimony on eyewitness memory, designed to educate the jury about how memory processes work and how eyewitness testimony should be evaluated, shows much greater promise as a safeguard against mistaken identifications and erroneous convictions. Mistaken Identification is an invaluable text for advanced psychology students, law students and researchers of memory.

Title: Mistaken Identification: The Eyewitness, Psychology and the Law

Author Name: Brian L. Cutler, Steven D. Penrod

Categories: Law,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: August 1995

ISBN Number: 0521445728

ISBN Number 13: 9780521445726

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New - New

Seller ID: 20353