Criminal Nuggets | A Criminal Law Podcast
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Smart lawyers know the caselaw. Here, practicing attorneys are injected with all the latest criminal nuggets of valuable legal information. Listeners walk into criminal court immune from ignorance on the latest decisions.
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Meet A Real Life Eyewitness Identification Expert: Professor Shari Berkowitz
2 days ago
In Episode 246 (Duration 44:57), she clearly articulates exactly how an eyewitness expert can be used in a criminal case. Go to show notes. Who is Professor Berkowitz? Professor Dr. Shari Berkowitz is on the faculty at California State University Dominguez. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice administration. She completed her PhD at the University of California Irvine under her mentor Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. Her particular research interests include: eyewitness memory, false memory, false confession, and the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions. Dr. Berkowitz serves as an expert witness and consultant in legal cases involving eyewitness memory and memory distortion. She has consulted in criminal, civil, state, federal and military courts for both sides. Listen-In As The Professor... Discusses her professional background Outlines exactly what eyewitness experts can and cannot do Explains the very basics of how memory works Reports on her own research on false memories Breaks down the structure of a typical report she may issue when she's on a case You Won't Want To Miss... How Professor Berkowitz studied under and was mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. How she talks about specific high profile cases which first captured her attention and interest in this field. Don't let the Professor's Chicago connection fly by without notice. She was formerly an assistant professor in psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. That's where she came across The Northwestern School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions. She met the director at the time and eventually was introduced to Professor Karen Daniel who is currently the director. Important Links & References Mentioned