In Doubt: The Psychology Of The Criminal Justice System
09/04/12 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents is with USC psychology and law professor Dan Simon, author of In Doubt: The Psychology Of The Criminal Justice System. Why do victims and eyewitnesses identify innocent people as crime perpetrators? DNA results show that some suspects confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Simon bemoans that juries are often given erroneous testimony during trials and are subject to human cognition failure.