Eyewitness Identification

Eyewitness Identification

Streaming Video - 2015
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In this episode, we'll explore how the system is grappling with emerging insights into eyewitness science. In Dallas, a man is convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. The prosecutors relied on eyewitness testimony to convict him. In New Orleans, another man sits in prison convicted of murdering his best friend during a botched armed robbery in 1985. There was no physical evidence tying the suspect to the scene, but two eyewitnesses picked the suspect out of a six-pack photo lineup - a practice that has now been discredited. A convicted murderer is sentenced to life in prison based solely on eyewitness identification, a source of evidence proven to be unreliable.
Publisher: ©2015
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Films Media Group,, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] :, Al Jazeera America (Television network),, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (47 min., 0 sec.)) :,sound, color
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