Eyewitness testimony often lies
Before Troy Davis was executed last week in Georgia, witnesses who identified him as a police officer's killer in 1989 recanted their testimonies. In the wake of the execution, the debate over the validity of eyewitness identification is now being revisited.
- Laura Wexler: professor Professor of American Studies, professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, director, The Photographic Memory Workshop at Yale.
- Gary L. Wells: professor of psychology, Iowa State University. He's conducted several studies on eyewitness memory.