Ps2 Wjec context and aims

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  • Created by: bethany
  • Created on: 04-04-12 15:27

It has been assumed that eyewitness testimony is accurate enough to be used as the only evidence for procecution , however research has shown inaccurate memory is the main factor leadint to false convictions, playing a role in over 75% of convictions that were overturned by DNA testing.
-- One explanation is that leading questions by officials after a crime may alter eye witness perception of event - ( a leading question leads the witness to a desired answer) -

--Leading questions may alter eye witnesses ability to judge vehicle speed- people are poor at judging numerical detailsof traffic accidents (time, speed, distance). -- Marshall-- told air force personellto estimate vehicle speed of a car travelling at 12…


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