- About a third of eyewitnesses choose the wrong person.
- Courts are not preventing wrongful identifications.
A landmark report commissioned by the Supreme Court of New Jersey recommends that our courts recognize the current state of the science on eyewitness testimony. The Special Master requests far-reaching safeguards on eyewitness identification of suspects.
- Prosecutors should bear the burden of proving eyewitness testimony.
- Juries and judges must be informed about eyewitness fallibility.