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  • The Examination Of The Prosecution Witness

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    Dear James Blackburn, thank you for contacting me with your case. As an expert witness, I am more than happy to assist you in the examination of the prosecution witness’ evidence and account of the incident. Firstly, we must consider any confounding factors that may have influenced the witness’ memory and therefore influencing their testimony. Some factors we must consider are; cross-race effect (CRE), weapon focus effect, own age bias (OAB) and the bystander effect. I will attempt to aid you in

  • Leonora Sutter's Argument Essay 'Witness'

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    Witness Argument Essay In the story witness the title gives away that there were things that people saw heard and experienced, some know more than others and that’s what makes the story interesting. One person that witnessed the most was Leonora Sutter. She was a 12 year-old, African American who was engaged with what was happening around her. Lenora was aware and knew what was going on, which was interesting to know because she is only 12. She knew that in her community there was a big problem

  • Essay about Eye Witness Testimony

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    Eye Witness Testimony The language used by the police when interviewing witnesses and barristers during a trial may influence answers given by witnesses, this language may affect initial perception and subsequent recall. Both of these effects are shown in the study by Loftus & Palmer {1974). My experiment into this field showed the leading question with the `verb` contained the information about what the answer should be, thus language can have a distorting effect

  • Forensic Psychology : Eye Witness Identification Reliability

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    Introduction to Forensic Psychology Essay 1 Eye Witness Identification Reliability David Chung Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 30/08/2016 1898 words Introduction Eyewitnesses are vital in the court of law, first amid law enforcement examinations, subsequently a wellsprings of confirmation when legal proceedings are conveyed to trial. When assessing the reported accounts of eyewitnesses, the relative importance of concern should decide whether it is accurate or inaccurate

  • False Witness Credibility : Mistaken Eyewitness Identification

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    2016 Research Project for False Witness Credibility: Mistaken Eyewitness Identification On May 3, 1982, in Norfolk, Virginia at circuit court, 29-year old Julius Earl Ruffin was convicted of a rape he did not commit and was sentenced to five life sentences in prison. The case rested on Ann Meng, the victim who accused Ruffin as her assailant. Mistaken eyewitness identifications contributed to more than 75 percent of the more than 200 wrongful convictions in false witness credibility, as stated by the

  • Outline and Evaluate Research Into the Effects of Anxiety on the Accuracy of Eye Witness Testimony.

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    Outline and evaluate research into the effects of anxiety on the accuracy of eye witness testimony. Eye witness testimonies are the evidence given in court or in police investigation by someone who has witnessed a crime or an accident. Eye witness testimonies are affected by a number of factors, but the one that I am going to focus on is anxiety. Laboratory studies and some ‘real life’ studies have generally shown impaired recall in people who have witnessed particularly distressing or anxiety

  • Prosecution Intimidation And Witness Intimidation

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    There are many reasons victims do no want to testify in court. Legal cynicism and witness intimidation are a couple of the top reasons. One reason I feel is overlooked is witness intimidation. Witness Intimidation is when threats are made by defendants to discourage victims or witnesses of a crime from reporting or testifying. (Connick and Davis 439) If a victim feels threatened, they often become hesitant to testify sometimes even to report the crime. With the right incentives, victims and witnesses

  • E Report : Resource Utilisation, Witness Accuracy And Psychological Methods For Detection And Successful Prosecution

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    e Report, for Resource Utilisation, Witness Accuracy and Psychological Methods for Detection and Successful Prosecution. In order to comprehend the contribution of psychology to areas of criminal investigation it is important to evaluate research into two of the following areas of criminal investigation: eye witness testimony and offender profiling as well as assess the implications of the findings in the area of criminal investigation. In addition, this essay, with reference to relevant psychological

  • Let It Be Clear That There Is No Suggestion That Observing

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    be uncomfortable. Nevertheless, bearing witness to the cruelties of the world is of utmost importance not only for the bystander’s growth and change in perceptions or bias but for the individual herself/ himself. To bear witness is to allow oneself to be impacted. By enveloping oneself in the unfamiliar experience possessed by an other there is a change in both the self and the other. The observer can be impacted in a very profound way through bearing witness. As illuminated through the previous review

  • Examining The Factors That Influence Eyewitness Testimony

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    Eyewitness testimony is the account of the witness of a certain event or incident. Throughout, the witness is enforced to provide their experience to the court in order to take legal action towards the incident. It is considered a very useful tool in courts. Yet, such a way to find out the truth is unreliable as many witnesses fail to contribute in a positive way to grant courts accurate data of the incident. This essay will be discussing the factors that influence eyewitness testimony including