Webinar: Do You See What I See? The Science and Law of Eyewitness Identifications (Part 2)


University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Jan. 8, 2021            12:00-1:00 p.m. in Mountain Time, Zoom webinar link »
In Part 1 of this series Professor Louisa Heiny of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Honorable Richard McKelvie of the Third District Court discussed how stress, fear, race, and other factors may affect memory and result in unreliable eyewitness identifications. In Part 2 they will discuss the admissibility of eyewitness identification evidence under Utah Rule of Evidence 617; best practices in lineup and show-up procedures; and the role of expert witnesses and jury instructions to help jurors understand the sometimes counter-intuitive science behind eyewitness identification.  They will also discuss applying the laws, cases and rules on identification in trial courts and, where relevant, appellate courts.

For questions about this event contact Lori (801) 587-0059.