Analysis Of The System And Estimator Variables In The Cotton Case

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There are two variables associated with the misidentification of one by an eyewitness, estimator variables or “factors that relate to the circumstances under which witnessing takes place”, and system variables in which the variables “include overt or subtle suggestive techniques cops use to influence a witness to pick a particular suspect

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Analysis Of The System And Estimator Variables In The Cotton CaseAnalysis of the System and Estimator Variables in the Cotton Case FPSY-2001-1Walden University5/06/2014There are two variables associated with the misidentification of one by an eyewitness, estimator variables or factors that relate to the circumstances under which witnessing takes place, and system variables in which the variables include overt or subtle suggestive techniques cops use to influence a witness to pick a particular suspect ("Mistaken Identification in California Criminal Cases", n.d., p. xx). In the Ronald Cotton case estimator variables, such as, the witness being frightened or possibly fixated on the fact a knife was being wielded against her during the assault could have helped play a role in her misidentification of Cotton. A study in relation to the reliability of eyewitnesses condu

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