American Judges Association



Date of this Version

May 2003


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 40:1 (2003), pp. 2. Copyright © 2003 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


The lead article in this issue gives you a chance to test your beliefs about what leads to accurate—or to mistaken—eyewitness testimony. For 14 separate propositions on which research has given relatively clear answers, researchers Richard Wise and Martin Safer summarize the conclusions of researchers in the field. They also report the results of a survey of judges that tested judicial knowledge in these 14 areas, plus a few others. Thus, a review of this article will let you compare your knowledge both to other judges and to the best research available today.

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