This is a psychology and law paper. it is a letter.
sources will be attached.
no direct quotes.
in text citations.
Take a close look at the case of R. v. Clarke (2019). This case is about the identification of the accused, the purported getaway driver in an armed robbery. A key piece of evidence is the testimony and lineup identification provided by an eyewitness, Ms.Peckford.
Suppose Justice Whalen phones you up today. He knows you are a student in psychology and law who is knowledgeable of the scientific literature regarding eyewitness evidence. In conversation, Justice Brothers asks you what you think of his ruling in the Clarke case. “From a psychological perspective, did I get it right?”, he asks you. “What should I have known before making each of these decisions?”, he adds.
Justice Whalen asks you to provide him with a scientifically-grounded commentary on the psychological issues in the Webber case. I realize you do not have access to the evidence (e.g., the photo lineup, the recording of the procedure, etc.), but I think there’s a lot you can work with in the decision. What is your opinion of the testimony from Ms. Peckford?
Your job is to write Justice Whalen a friendly letter that shares your knowledge of the relevant scientific literature relating to the case (i.e., Dear Justice Whalen…). You should focus on the eyewitness identification evidence. There may be reasoning or positions that he took that you agree with. You might also find that he needed more information from the literature – maybe the information might have led to a different decision. For example, you might point out research that he should have considered in the decision (maybe if he did, he might have ruled differently?). Did he express ideas about that contradict the scientific literature? Or is he on track with what we know about these issues? In other words, write him a letter where you provide some advice/suggestions grounded in what you know and learned about eyewitness evidence and the factors that affect accuracy. The point is for you to display your knowledge of the relevant psychological literature as it applies to the case by teaching the judge what you know about the area.
To prepare your letter to Justice Whalen, you will need to apply what you learned in the course readings on eyewitness evidence to this case. Do not go beyond the course materials.
my grade will depend on how well you describe the psychological research and findings in relation to this case.
The paper must be typed neatly and contain no misspelled words, typos, or grammatical errors. Assignments must be double-spaced (no extra spaces/lines between paragraphs) using 1″ margins, use New Times Roman font (12 cpi). Number the pages on the top right please. Please give me at least 6 full pages of solid work!