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The Science Behind Memory of Sexual Assault Trauma

In the recent Senate Judiciary hearings that ultimately led to the confirmation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, much speculation revolved around the memories Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school gathering more than 30 years ago. Dr. Ford could not recall certain details, such as what …

Electronic Communications and Social Media Posts as Evidence

Technology has certainly made its way into the courtroom, including in criminal cases. Law enforcement and prosecutors now regularly use electronic communications and information from social media profiles as evidence in criminal cases. In addition, defense attorneys can sometimes use this type of evidence in the defendant’s favor to challenge the allegations. Imagine the following …

Problems With Eyewitness Identification

Juries tend to give it a significant amount of weight if an eyewitness to a crime later identifies the defendant as the person they saw committing the crime. This is problematic, however, as many eyewitness identifications are in themselves, highly problematic. Many eyewitness identifications are unreliable and yet a prosecutor may present an ID as …
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