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dc.creatorEpstein, Jules
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-20T20:21:44Z
dc.date.available2021-07-20T20:21:44Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationJules Epstein, Tri-State Vagaries: The Varying Responses of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to the Phenomenon of Mistaken Identifications, 12 WIDENER L. REV. 327 (2006).
dc.identifier.issn1933-5555
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6747
dc.description.abstractMistaken identifications vex the criminal law, and are a manifest and well-documented source of wrongful convictions. Remediation of this problem requires an understanding of both the psychology of witness perception, memory and recall and the many points in the criminal law process - both investigative and adjudicative - where identification issues loom - lineups and photo arrays; suppression hearings; the direct and cross-examination of eyewitnesses; opening and closing statements; and jury instructions. This Article examines the psychological findings of more than a quarter century and uses the law of three adjoining states - Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania - to examine how the legal system responds to (or ignores) these findings, with a goal toward identifying areas where improvements in the legal process can increase confidence and accuracy in eyewitness-based prosecutions.
dc.format.extent32 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartWidener Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 2
dc.relation.isreferencedbyWidener University School of Law
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dc.subjectMistaken identification
dc.subjectEyewitness
dc.subjectWrongful conviction
dc.subjectCriminal law
dc.subjectDelaware
dc.subjectPennsylvania
dc.subjectNew Jersey
dc.titleTri-State Vagaries: The Varying Responses of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to the Phenomenon of Mistaken Identifications
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dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6729
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. James E. Beasley School of Law
dc.temple.creatorEpstein, Jules
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-20T20:21:44Z


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