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  1. About a third of eyewitnesses choose the wrong person.
  2. 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.

  1. Prosecutors should bear the burden of proving eyewitness testimony.
  2. Juries and judges must be informed about eyewitness fallibility.