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A great deal of controversy has surrounded the phenomenon of “false memory syndrome” and theimplications that it has had in our society, particularly in the legal realm. One of the most influentialpsychologists in the area of memory and eye witness testimony is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, who has spent threedecades as a research psychologist and memory expert in legal cases. To learn more about the controversysurrounding “false memory syndrome,” visit the online LA Weekly website atto read the article, “Memory andManipulation.”Based on the points that the Loftus article brings up and our textbook readings this week, what kind ofimplications do particular limitations of human memory have on the use of eye-witness testimony in criminaland civil court cases?I feel that false memory syndrome is a very real issue.Especially when it comes to criminal cases.Itis possible that with some cases, people block the memories so much when they recall them, there are
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Psychology,witness,Dr. Elizabeth Loftus,False memory syndrome