Human Memory and Eyewitness Testimony: Unreliable

By | August 10, 2006

Human Memory and Eyewitness Testimony Unreliable

If people’s perceptions matched reality, magicians would be out of a job.

“… there is a popular perception of eyewitness testimony being among the most reliable forms of evidence available, the criminal justice system treats such testimony as being among the most fragile and even unreliable available Prosecutors recognize that eyewitness testimony, even when given in all honesty and sincerity, isn?t necessarily credible. Merely because a person claims to have seen something does not mean that what they remember seeing really happened…” – parapsych

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