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On perjury and the evolution of eyewitness accounts



I found this article very interesting:

http://www.wgal.com/news/30326274/detail.html

Just little game of telephone could explain some of the mess.

Here's a relavent excerpt.

"This is what happens in sexual abuse cases all the time," observed Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor who teaches legal ethics at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. "Witnesses are embarrassed to describe in graphic terms what they saw and then it becomes a game of Telephone after that, as one witness changes the story a little before talking to the next witness."

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