Replacing the (unreliable) eyewitness

Friday, 21 June, 2013

“Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in nearly 75% of convictions overturned through DNA testing.” So claims the Innocence Project. Imagine, then, a car crash in the near-future where one of the drivers captures the accident with her Google Glasses. Would the court prefer to watch the video rather than hear (unreliable) eyewitness testimony? Consider the implications for the justice system as it now operates. Discuss.

Further reading: “With wearable tech like Google Glass, human behavior is now a design problem” by Sean Madden.

Google Glasses

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