LSTD400 assignment - 1 Acquisition of memory is your...

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1. Acquisition of memory is your perception of the event and when the information of the event is first committed to memory. Retention of memory is the process of storing the information during the time the event occurred and your eventual recollection of the event. Retrieval of memory is when you recall the stored information about the event that occurred to identify a person you saw during the event. Joel, Samaha, Criminal Procedure , (312) (8 th ed. 2012) there are five circumstances that affect a witness’s ability to identify a stranger. The length of time a person was able to observe the stranger, how many distractions were going on while the person observed the stranger, how well the witness is able to focus during the observation, how much stress the witness is under while observing the stranger, and the race of the witness and the stranger. Joel, Samaha, Criminal Procedure , (313) (8 th ed. 2012) 2. A photo is two dimensional; also when there is an officer in the room, they tend to give unintentional cues to the witness on which one to pick. This prejudices the witness on who they should pick which can lead to identifying the wrong person. Joel, Samaha, Criminal Procedure , (318) (8 th ed. 2012) 3. Constitutional Right: It is your right to be protected under unreasonable search and seizures

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