Six eyewitnesses misidentified a murderer – here's what went wrong in the lineup

Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren't always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.

Laura Smalarz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University • conversation
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.

Ahmad Samarji, Associate Professor of Forensic Science Education & STEM Education and the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Phoenicia University • conversation
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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