Keeping innocent people out of jail using the science of perception
People wrongfully accused of a crime often wait years—if ever—to be exonerated. Many of these wrongfully accused cases stem from unreliable eyewitness testimony. Now, Professor Thomas Albright, Staff Scientist Sergei Gepshtein and colleagues have identified a new way of presenting a lineup to an eyewitness that could improve the likelihood that the correct suspect is identified and reduce the number of innocent people sentenced to jail.
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