Recent advances in the study of human memory have changed the way we understand memory. As science has progressed, the courts have tried to adjust the law to incorporate the principles that are “generally accepted”. In 2013, the SJC study group released a report on …Continue Reading Memory and Eyewitness Identification
In Commonwealth v. Crayton, 470 Mass. 228, the Supreme Judicial Court announced today that the court is establishing “a new standard for the admission of in-court identifications where the eyewitness had not previously participated in an out-of-court identification procedure.” The Standard “Where an eyewitness has …Continue Reading New Standard for Admission of In-Court Identifications
The Committee on Science, Technology and Law, recently released a report on the practice of eyewitness identification. The report can be read online or downloaded at no charge. For media coverage about the report see the CSTL page. For materials available at the Trial Court Law Libraries, search the …Continue Reading Eyewitness Identification — Take A Closer Look
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