|Presenters||Professor Stephen Woods and Brad Jones, Forensic Psychologist|
|Description||Eyewitness testimony is potentially the most powerful of all evidence. What more proof can there be than the victim pointing the finger at the accused while saying "he/she did it. I saw him/her... I'll never forget that face".
But just how reliable is eye-witness testimony and what do investigating police look for when interviewing potential witnesses?
Most of us will have read of cases where well-intentioned yet misleading descriptions of witness and eye-witness "identifications" ultimately proved to be wrong. In many instances realisation that the witness was mistaken occurs after the innocent person has spent years in gaol or worse yet following execution.
There are also cases where a guilty person has walked free because of problems with the testimony, interviewing techniques and case records.
The workshop will examine reasons why our well-meaning witness victim might be mistaken. Participants will review "eyewitness statements and evidence given under oath" in a recent case to determine its reliability.
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[APS Institute CPD]
|Location||NSW Metro, Australia|
|Venue||Citigate Central Sydney
169-179 Thomas Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
|Start/End Date||10 Nov 2012|
|Time||9am - 5pm with registration from 8.30am|
|Cost||APS Member $295, APS Student Member $210, Non APS Member $445|
|Organiser||APS National Office|
|Contact Name||APS Events Team|
|Telephone||03 8662 3300|
|Fax||03 9663 6177|