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Mistaken Eyewitnesses

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Mistaken Eyewitnesses

Mistaken Eyewitnesses

Mistaken Eyewitnesses

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— 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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