NV artists showed off their work at the Focus Art Show at Bowling Green State University this past weekend. Wonderful pieces!
Mrs. Ireland’s Forensics students learned about the credibility of eyewitness testimony last week. One student from each group stepped into the hall while their remaining lab group members were shown a picture for 15 seconds. The person that didn’t see the picture had to ask questions of their eyewitnesses to reconstruct the scene, and they compared all groups’ reconstructions for discrepancies. Students were also asked questions about what they saw the following day.
They followed up with a Ted Talk video from Scott Fraser, a forensic neuropathologist, that studies how the brain works and how that knowledge can be applied to eyewitness testimony analysis.
The bottom line – they learned physical evidence is more reliable than eyewitness testimony!