Eyewitness Identification

Watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drQ3i6EejPE

Scenario: You are a defense attorney and one of the students in the video above has wrongfully identified your client as the thief of the laptop.Given what you know about:

effortful vs. automatic encoding
state-dependent and mood-congruent memory
interference, and
the constructive nature of memory (including misinformation, imagination, and source amnesia effects),
how would you challenge the validity and reliability of that eyewitness testimony? What arguments would you use to confront the witness in your cross-examination and attack his/her credibility?

Sample Solution