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Think the American criminal justice system is an impartial arbiter of innocence and guilt? Prepare to get a heaping dose of reality, as journalist Jim Dwyer, Innocence Project founder Peter Neufeld, forensic scientist Mechthild Prinz, psychologist Saul Kassin and law professor Ekow Yankah talk about uncertainty in the courtroom at the World Science Festival event, "The Science of Justice: A Matter Of Opinion?"

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PARTICIPANTS: Jim Dwyer, Peter Neufeld, Mechthild Prinz, Saul Kassin, Ekow Yankah,
Original Program date: Sept. 12, 2014

Jami Floyd's introduction. 00:06

Participant Introductions. 1:04

How reliable are eyewitnesses? 2:30

What happens in police questioning that may affect the case? 5:38

What are the different ways that police ask people to make identifications? 10:34

When did the experts start to doubt eyewitnesses? 14:44

A LIVE robbery on stage! 16:00

The case of Jennifer Thompson. 17:22

What is cognitive bias? 26:37

Why do people give false confessions? 32:31

What are the techniques that police use to get confessions? 37:53

Who is more likely to confess? 42:46

The Central Park jogger case. 45:55

Mechthild Prinz joins the stage 54:46

Strengthening forensic science in the U.S. 1:00:38

Who did the audience convict in the stage robbery? 1:05:55
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