The Frailties of Human Memory and the Accused's Right to Accurate Procedures
20 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2019
Date Written: February 24, 2019
The argument presented in this paper is that not only should the state make greater use of scientific research, it is under a moral and legal obligation to do so. The source of this obligation is the right to the most accurate procedures for determining innocence and guilt. I will suggest that this right is implied by the presumption of innocence.
Keywords: witness testimony, criminal procedure, law of evidence, procedural rights, presumption of innocence, law and psychology, memory research
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