Jury Instructions On Eyewitness Identification Evidence: A Re-Evaluation

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Leverick, Fiona
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2016
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INTRODUCTION|It can scarcely be debated these days that mistaken eyewitness identification evidence is one of the major causes-if not the major cause-of wrongful conviction. Indeed, the debate has long moved on to focus on the merits of various safeguards that might be put in place to minimize the risk of wrongful conviction occurring. These have included measures targeting the police investigation and the conduct of suspect-identification procedures, as well as measures aimed at regulating the use of eyewitness identification evidence at trial, such as exclusionary powers, expert testimony, and instructions that alert jurors to the risks associated with eyewitness identification evidence...
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Creighton University School of Law
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