mistaken identity

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mistaken identity

nerrore m di persona
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Mistaken eyewitness identification is one of the leading causes of wrongful conviction.
2) These and other archival analyses of false convictions have led to a consensus among legal scholars that mistaken eyewitness identification is one of the primary causes of wrongful convictions in the United States.
Epps, dean, Temple Law School; and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, whose mistaken eyewitness identification twice led to the rape conviction of exoneree Ronald Cotton.
In dozens of states and hundreds of municipalities, recognition of the causes of wrongful convictions has led to videotaping of police interrogations, improvements in lineup and photo array procedures to prevent mistaken eyewitness identifications, and raising of forensic science laboratory standards.
At the same time, studies of DNA exonerations and other erroneous convictions have validated the research of social scientists, particularly in the areas of mistaken eyewitness identification, false confessions and suggestibility of children.
Evidence suggests that mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions.
analyzed the cases of individuals exonerated from death row and identified the most common features of their cases, including mistaken eyewitness identification, systemic corruption and racism, and incompetent lawyers.
Mayes was convicted solely on a mistaken eyewitness identification by the victim, who had also failed to identify him as her attacker in two separate lineups where he was present.
The use of so-called double-blind, sequential lineups in criminal cases minimizes mistaken eyewitness identifications, according to a report released today by the American Judicature Society.
Mistaken eyewitness identifications had not been seen as a major problem in Minnesota, (143) and there was no crisis or media firestorm brewing.
In Texas, 85 percent of the 44 people who have been exonerated based on DNA tests were wrongfully convicted, at least in part, due to mistaken eyewitness identifications.
Many mistaken eyewitness identifications occur in culprit-absent identification procedures.