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Study: Eyewitness Testimony May Not Be Reliable

Posted June 21, 2004 11:49 a.m. EDT

— A mock prisoner of war camp at Fort Bragg leads to some interesting research about eyewitness testimony.

The study, by Yale and Navy researchers, suggests eyewitness testimony is not very reliable. It found victims who get a good, long look at violent criminals are unlikely to identify them accurately later.

It is based on a study of more than 500 Navy and Marine officers undergoing elite survival training at Fort Bragg.