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Eyewitness guidelines / Justice served

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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:01 am

In the classic 1956 Alfred Hitchcock film, "The Wrong Man," Henry Fonda plays a man whose life is shattered when he is wrongfully accused of a robbery and is nearly convicted based on eyewitness testimony. The film, based on a true story, is built on a fact that attorneys and judges have long known - while eyewitness testimony can be compelling and convincing, it is notoriously unreliable.

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