The authors raise the serious problems inherent in the use of eyewitness identification of defendants in criminal trials. They suggest that allowing expert testimony on its unreliability is essential to counteract possible adverse effects on the jury's determination of guilt.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Arnolds, Edward B.; Carroll, William K.; and Seng, Michael P.
"The Admissibility of Expert Testimony on the Issue of Eyewitness Identification in Criminal Trials,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 2:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://huskiecommons.lib.niu.edu/niulr/vol2/iss1/8
Edward B. Arnolds, William K. Carroll and Michael P. Seng, The Admissibility of Expert Testimony on the Issue of Eyewitness Identification in Criminal Trials, 2 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 59 (1981).