pillar of the legal system. 

  • According to the text, there are many factors that account for mistaken eyewitness identification (e.g., situational factors, post-event factors, etc.). Compare and contrast system variables and estimator variables in terms of the amount of control the criminal justice system has over each. Next, provide one (1) example of each type of variable to support your response.
  • Review the video titled “Do you know what you saw?” (3 min 24 s), located below. You may also view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-swqr96FWU. Next, explain whether or not eyewitness testimony should continue to be a pillar of the legal system. Find one case that supports your argument that eyewitness testimony should or should not continue to be a pillar of the legal system.