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What are the possible causes of mistaken eyewitness identification and some real case examples?

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Rudy,

The possible causes for mistaken identification are numerous.  Psychological problems, time, age of witness, light conditions, experience, memory loss, alcohol, narcotics, distance, eye problems, etc.  

Consider this article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/us/changes-to-police-lineup-procedures-cut-eye.

Consider this real life case addressing eyewitness testimony:  http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/November-2011/Perry-v-New-Ham.

Best of luck with your research.

Jeff  

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Jeffrey Hauck

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I would welcome the opportunity to answer questions relating to or related to the field of criminal law.

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Criminologist. Professor of Criminal Justice. Licensed Private Detective with expansive clientele base encompassing hundreds of cases. Donates resources and time to the Children's Rescue Network in Orlando, FL.

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