I Thought I Spied With My Little Eye

Mistaken identification is the leading factor in wrongful convictions.

According to The Innocence Project, more than 70% of convictions overturned through DNA testing, close to 400 cases, were based on incorrect eye witness testimony.

This is due to the fact that people can consciously and subconsciously be swayed to update their memory to what is expected.

The Innocence Project also provides guidelines on how to better improve eye witness accuracy.

https://www.innocenceproject.org/eyewitness-identification-reform/

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