With different sources and viewpoints you may not be able to know what is your

With different sources and viewpoints you may not be

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With different sources and viewpoints, you may not be able to know what is your actual memory and what was influenced from other sources and individuals. All of the studied research on memories proves why an eye-witness testimonial should not be allowed in court since it can be conflicted, especially if it was over a long period ago. So many
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innocent individuals have been accused of convictions that were not true. It has impacted them negatively with life altering affects. DNA evidence is reliable since it proves if a person committed a crime and does not rely on an eye-witness testimony. Sexual abuse, drug use, violence and acts of terrorism have used eye-witnesses to accuse them of such crime from the use hearsay than from verifiable evidence. It is important to not rely on memories so the civil court cases will become credible and the correct justice will be served. -Alex Reference: Abramsky, Sasha. (2004, August 19). Memory and Manipulation. LAWeekly. Retrieved from Wade, C. & Tavris, C. (2011). Invitation to Psychology (5th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing.
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