Tag Archives: May 2015

Eyewitness Misidentification

At the time of Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial the law had not yet embraced the concerns about eye witness identification that scientists had been highlighting for years. It was only when DNA exonerations flagged up the prevalence of misidentification even when … Continue reading

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Snitch Testimony, and the Magical Appearance of Hair

At Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial, testimony was given by a so-called ‘jailhouse snitch’, Bruce Wheeler, an informant who said he had heard Jeff confess to the murder of 10-year-old Amber Garrett. Why should we worry about this? Because, as Radley Balko … Continue reading

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