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Archive: December 2020

New Mexico Supreme Court Raises Eyewitness ID Standards

December 14, 2020

The New Mexico Supreme Court recently cited Wilson Center research in a unanimous opinion that raises the standards for eyewitness identification under the state constitution.

The opinion in State v. Martinez affirmed a man’s convictions for killing two Santa Fe … Continue Reading →

A Look at the Wilson Center’s Work for the Innocent on Wrongful Convictions Day

October 2, 2020

By: Brandon L. Garrett

Today we celebrate international Wrongful Convictions Day, for the sixth time. In those years, we have seen exonerations mount in the U.S. and around the world. New laws directed at recognizing claims of innocence, preserving and … Continue Reading →

New Article from Garrett, Albright First to Explore Intersection of Law, Science of Eyewitness Evidence

August 24, 2020

Eyewitness evidence, used in tens of thousands of criminal cases each year, crucially depends on eyewitness memory, which is quite fallible. The potential inaccuracy of eyewitness memory has been long demonstrated by examples of misidentifications, including in cases of wrongful … Continue Reading →