Eyewitness Misidentifications

This library collection contains data concerning eyewitness evidence in the trials of persons exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing. This research collection was compiled in conjunction with a book chapter reporting the results of a study of these materials. See Brandon L. Garrett, "Convicting the Innocent,” Ch. 3 (forthcoming Harvard U. Press 2011). An appendix accompanies that chapter, and describes, with quotations from trial transcripts, the role played by suggestion and unreliability, together with other characteristics of the identifications and identification procedures. This web page was created by Professor Brandon Garrett (bgarrett@virginia.edu).

Exoneree Misidentifications

Unreliable and Suggestive Identifications

Convicting the Innocent | Contaminated Confessions (Chapter 2) | Flawed Forensics (Chapter 4)
Jailhouse Informants (Chapter 5) | Innocence on Trial (Chapter 6) | Judging Innocence (Chapter 7) | Exoneration (Chapter 8)