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Can we Trust an “Eyewitness”?

Yes sir, the light was green, I am positive…or was it yellow….maybe it just turned yellow….ok, now I am not sure…..

The exciting field of criminal justice is all about dealing with people; whether in the course of an investigation, arrest, court proceeding, or corrections setting.  One of the most frustrating aspects of this occupation is attempting to gather facts in the course of ones duties.  I cannot recall how many times I have performed interviews from seemingly reliable individuals, only to find later that their factual account of an incident was incorrect?

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