img Leseprobe Leseprobe

How Can So Many Be Wrong?

Making the Due Process Case for an Eyewitness Expert

Sou Hee (Sophie) Yang, Margaret A. Hagen

EPUB
ca. 99,99
Amazon iTunes Thalia.de Weltbild.de Hugendubel Bücher.de ebook.de kobo Mayersche Osiander Google Books Barnes&Noble bol.com
* Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Hinweis: Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Links auf reinlesen.de sind sogenannte Affiliate-Links. Wenn du auf so einen Affiliate-Link klickst und über diesen Link einkaufst, bekommt reinlesen.de von dem betreffenden Online-Shop oder Anbieter eine Provision. Für dich verändert sich der Preis nicht.

Lexington Books img Link Publisher

Sozialwissenschaften, Recht, Wirtschaft / Recht

Beschreibung

Of the 347 U.S. false criminal convictions overturned so far through DNA testing, 73 percent were based on erroneous eyewitness testimony. How could so many eyewitnesses be wrong? This book answers this question. The analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court eyewitness cases shows that most of the Court’s holdings were likely in error. The Court—like the judges and juries in the courts below—greatly overestimated the reliability of eyewitnesses against the defendants and decided their convictions based on unsound evidence. The facts of the cases and personalities of the defendants are engaging and compelling. An expert is needed to inform the judge and the jury of the circumstances to consider when weighing the testimony of the witness against the facts of the case. It is a clear violation of Due Process to deny the defendant the provision of an expert witness in all cases where the eyewitness testimony lacks corroboration. Research assessing both cross-examination and jury instructions makes it abundantly clear that neither can effectively provide courts with the counterintuitive information necessary to evaluate eyewitness reliability: denial of an expert is denial of Due Process.

Weitere Titel von diesem Autor
Weitere Titel zum gleichen Preis
Cover Inherited IRAs
Seymour Goldberg
Cover Building Rainmakers
David King Keller
Cover Sourcebook on EU Competition Law
Anne-Marie Van den Bossche
Cover Confronting Mental Health Evidence
John A. Zervopoulos, Ph.D., J.D.
Cover b-Arbitra
Collectif
Cover Preparing Witnesses
Daniel I. Small
Cover Anatomy of a Trial
Paul Mark Sandler

Kundenbewertungen