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Eyewitness Testimony

Format Workshop
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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7 hours
[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
Email events@psychology.org.au
Fax 03 9663 6177