Mistaken Eyewitnesses

— NPR's David Baron reports that eyewitness accounts aren't always right. A study published in this month's "Journal of Applied Psychology" suggests casual comments made by investigators to an eyewitness can increase the odds that an innocent person goes to jail.



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