According to the Innocence Project, eyewitness testimony played a role in convicting 70 percent of the prisoners who were later cleared by DNA evidence. The Innocence Project’s website proposes five procedures;
help stop misidentification of subjects in police line-ups.
Based on what you read in the text about how memory works and how false memories can be formed, do you think these five procedures would help reduce false identifications? Give your answer in your initial discussion post and explain why or why not. Can you think of other suggestions that would reduce false identification?
Go to this website and take the Race Implicit Association Test https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html. After you have received your results, answer the following questions: How do you feel about your results (you do not have to share what they are)? Due to the fact that most people have some unconscious racial bias, explain whether given the same credentials, you think two candidates, of two different races, with an identical resume, have an equal chance at getting hired. Why or why not?
This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standards:
2.F.4.g. Strategies for advocating for diverse clients’ career and educational development and employment opportunities in a global economy.
2.F.4.j. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development.