It’s a distressing situation — you’re on trial for allegedly committing a crime. The prosecution calls an eyewitness to the stand. Your palms start to sweat. Surely, whatever this person says against you will condemn you, even if you’re innocent. Right?
Not necessarily. Eyewitness accounts are not always the most reliable forms of evidence. In fact, there are several factors that can skew an eyewitness’s testimony.