Eyewitness Evidence in the 21st Century

June 12, 2019

Since the late 1980s, an evolution of thought has emerged on the problems of eyewitness identification testimony and potential system remedies to reduce the risk of mistaken identifications.

On May 8, 2019, the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law hosted a conference titled “After the First Step Act: What’s Next In Criminal Justice Reform.”  One panel discussed Next Steps in Eyewitness Identification.  Presenters were

  • Jules Epstein, Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs
    Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Margaret Kovera, Presidential Scholar and Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • The Honorable Theodore McKee, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Rachel Greenspan, Quattrone Center Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law 

The video of that lecture is made available here, courtesy of the Quattrone Center.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Q3TettY1I