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Eyewitness Memory: The Damaging Effect of Weapon Focus

-By Subhasree Neogy* “It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffers.” -William Blackstone Introduction Eyewitness testimony in simple terms, is the description of a crime or accident by a person who witnesses it on being present at the scene at that moment. Eyewitness memory is affected by a series of elements, with… Continue reading Eyewitness Memory: The Damaging Effect of Weapon Focus

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An Analysis of Confidence in Eyewitness Testimony

-By Subhasree Neogy* Introduction Eyewitness testimony can be described as the personal account of any individual present at, or near the scene of a crime or accident. In any criminal investigation, eyewitnesses are depended upon to shed some light on the facts of a case unknown to the authorities, because the eyesight of a human… Continue reading An Analysis of Confidence in Eyewitness Testimony