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Surname 1 Name: Professor: Course: Date: Eyewitness Testimony Misinformation effect is the situation whereby a slight change in information after an occurrence may alter the memory of an individual forever (Cherry). According to researchers, the introduction of relatively subtle information may have a significant effect on the memory of an individual (Cherry). Such an effect may lead to inaccurate memories. For the longest time, eyewitness testimony has been used during the investigations of various crimes. However, the misinformation effect renders the use of memory as malleable and fragile. In this case, the story of Jennifer is quite impressive. She was raped, and during the investigations, she was presented by a photo li ne-up and physical lineups of possible suspects to the crime. Jenifer identified Ronald Cotton as a rapist ("Eyewitness Testimony Part 1"). Even though he had a solid alibi, he was sent to prison based on the testimony presented by the victim.
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