Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren't always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.
July 4, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: experimental-psychology forensic-science police eyewitness-evidence suspects police-lineup identification-witness eyewitnesses eyewitness wrongful-conviction eyewitness-testimony eyewitness-misidentification
Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle the coronavirus dead
An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.
April 8, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus ebola death pandemic forensic-science covid-19-front-lines coroner q-and-a autopsy human-remains
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