Published on October 12, 2011 | by LawNews0
Prof. Fred Klein Comments on Convictions Based on Eyewitness Testimony in Sexual Assault Cases
By Tamer El-Ghobashy
The Wall Street Journal
October 12, 2011
Mr. Klein, the Hofstra professor, said prosecutors can still secure convictions based on eyewitness testimony but have to work diligently “to weed out unreliable identifications from reliable ones” when physical evidence or a confession is not available. “If the pattern is very consistent, there might be some circumstantial evidence that a suspect did do it,” he said. “Then a jury does what it wants.”
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