Cozen O’Connor: Seeing is not Necessarily Believing: Taking a Second Look at Eye Witness Evidence [The Pennsylvania Lawyer]

Seeing is not Necessarily Believing: Taking a Second Look at Eye Witness Evidence [The Pennsylvania Lawyer]

Thomas Wilkinson and Harper Seldin, of Cozen O'Connor, discuss the issues with eyewitness identification, cases of misidentification and the task force working to established reform. 

According to the Innocence Project, eyewitness misidentification plays a role in more than 70 percent of convictions overturned through DNA testing nationwide. Eyewitness identification is a target-rich area for reform. Recently The Thrid Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identification was created by Judge Theodore A. McKee to combat convicting the innocent due to misidentification. 

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Harper S. Seldin

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