Juries Need Guidance on Cross-Racial IDs
The former prosecutors and judges profiled in your article are not alone in seeking to appear as amici in 'People v. Boone' to urge the use of a jury instruction on the increased risk of misidentification in all cases involving cross-race identifications. A range of diverse and well-respected organizations seek to file briefs, which speaks to the magnitude of the risk, the general consensus about the "cross-race effect" in the relevant scientific research and the view that a mandatory instruction can mitigate the risk.
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