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By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted November 23, 2015 at 19:31:03 in reply to Comment 115016

I just went to a seminar about this last week and it interests me that you ask this question.

Eyewitness testimony, even by the victim, is among the most unreliable evidence in a court case. You can start your research here.

It is too large an area to enumerate all the issues here. Time is not the issue although it may be an issue. There are a myriad of other issues that challenge our abilities to recollect accurately. (Think of lineups done immediately after the crime as one example)

Remember My Cousin Vinny. There are three scenes that you may recall. The Magic Grits; The dirty window and the lady with the pop bottle glasses that point out some of these issues quite nicely.

People often believe they saw something quite different than what actually happened. No surprise there.

Comment edited by notlloyd on 2015-11-23 20:45:29

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