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Big Wullie

How Much Can You Trust Your Eye ?

I can see the confusion at ID Parades.
Iain McKie

While it is fun debating the different opinions on the colour of a dress such differences take on a much more sinister aspect  in our courts where our judiciary continues to bury its collective head in the sand and fails to fully recognise the frailty of eye witness evidence.

I have no doubt that some of their lordships joined in the conjecture about the dress colours while completely failing to recognise the enormous human  consequences of the very same phenomena  in their own courts. The Willie Gage case, which most of you are familiar with, is a classic and tragic example.

The video linked below brings home the full weakness of eye witness evidence and is well worth a look.
He suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen.
Big Wullie

Scotland refuses to accept what the rest of the world appears to accept:
That 75% of miscarriages is caused by wrongful Identification.

This is because they rely upon it in almost every case on a daily basis, despite the rest of the world accepting it causes 75% of miscarriages.
Big Wullie

The Devlin report recommended expert evidence be put into a form acceptable for our courts on this type of evidence and despite this causing appeal courts to be created Scotland rejects most challenges against Identification evidence. Forum Index -> Test Forum 1
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