"As most of us also know, people have been convicted of crimes they didn't commit on the basis of eyewitness memory. Some of these wrongful convictions have later been overturned by DNA or other physical evidence. But that type of evidence doesn't always exist. To reduce the likelihood of injustice, the researchers suggest a simple, no-cost reform to our system of jurisprudence. "Test a witness's memory of a suspect only once," the researchers urge in a paper published by Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science."
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