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Witness for the Defense Ebook ¸ The Accused Û Moneyexpresscard ↠ The study of memory had become my specialty my passion In the next few years I wrote dozens of papers about how memory works and how it fails but unlike most researchers studying memory my work kept reaching out into the real world To what exThe study of memory had become my specialty my passion In the next few years I wrote dozens of papers about how memory works and how it fails but unlike most researchers studying memory my work kept reaching out into the real world To what extent I wondered could a person's memory be shaped by suggestion? When people witness a se Fascinating enough that I read it in just a couple of days I knew some of it but parts such as the fact that many line ups for identification are not only not blinded but the witness will often have been shown a picture of the suspect before the line up but won't have seen any of the others before to be truly appallingIt also emphasised the extent to which juries seem to ignore the beyond reasonable doubt part of their duty and instead are content to go with yeah he probably did it or even well the police arrested him and the defence haven't proved he didn't do it as their criteria

Doc ß The Accused ☆ Elizabeth F. Loftus

At the University of Washington and perhaps importantly into hundreds of courtrooms as an expert witness on the fallibility of eyewitness accounts As she has explained in numerous trials and as she convincingly argues in this absorbing book eyewitness accounts can be and often are so distorted that they no longer resemble the tru Both fascinating and terrifying at the same time this is a memoir of sorts from Dr Elizabeth F Loftus who writes about her experiences as an expert witness for defendants in cases where eyewitness testimony ranged from sketchy to downright incorrectI’m pretty sure I added this book to my “To Read” list 7 years ago I’m not sure why as I usually don’t enjoy non fiction but I’m guessing that I either heard this mentioned on NPR on possibly referenced in another book Whichever the case I’m glad I finally got around to reading itWhen I said that this book is terrifying it’s in two different ways 1 The crimes themselves were all very horrific and Loftus doesn’t sugar coat any of it But 2 In almost every case mentioned the defendant was mistakenly identified and often had their lives ruined as a result It’s a hard line to walk between acknowledging the severity of a crime as well as the victims and realizing that in America we are innocent until proven guilty Unfortunately in many of these cases it appears that the defendants were guilty until proven innocentSeveral of the trials which Loftus was called in for were very high profile especially at the time Ted Bundy is probably the most recognizable but many of the other cases she discusses made national and international headlines The writing felt a little clunky at times but overall once I started a chapter I couldn’t put the book down until I finished I was instantly invested in these cases and needed to know the outcomeThis was definitely a captivating read and something that will stick with me for a long time I don’t think I could ever do what Loftus does and I’m glad that there are people like her out there in the world If you have any interest in the legal system true crime or how the human mind works you’ll probably love this book

Elizabeth F. Loftus ☆ the Eyewitness and the Expert Who Puts Memory on Trial Text

Witness for the Defense The Accused the Eyewitness and the Expert Who Puts Memory on TrialRious automobile accident how accurate is their recollection of the facts? If a witness is uestioned by a police officer will the manner of uestioning alter the representation of the memory? Can memories be supplemented with additional false information?The passion Loftus describes in the lines above led her to a teaching career The most essential book to my undergrad psychology degree