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Uploaded on Sep 15, 2014At the World Science Festival event "The Science of Justice: A Matter of Opinion," panelist and John Jay College of Criminal Justice psychologist Saul Kassin was accosted by a mysterious assailant. We asked our audience of eyewitnesses to see if they could pick out the true perpetrator from a photo lineup... the results may make you think twice about how much to trust the criminal justice system.
originally posted by: Ziath
It comes down to this: Risk an innocent in jail? Or risk letting a potential criminal escape guiltlessly?
If the criminal continued his trends after escaping, he would inevitably be caught, true?
However, putting an innocent person in jail can easily turn them into a criminal after only a few months in the joint. Meaning a few years after the fact, another criminal who didn't exist before is out on the streets.
Without everything being constantly monitored, it's impossible to prove what happened most of the time with humanity's disreputable nature. However, with our disreputable nature, which of us could we truly trust to do the monitoring/judging?
a reply to: TKDRL
originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: Ziath
Barely in view for a moment is how it goes down in real life a lot of the time though.
originally posted by: boncho
Correct, if anything in the case of the video, the audience had a great few of the crime.