Exonerated, but still not free Joe Jones was the first person in the state to be exonerated of a crime by DNA evidence, but life after prison has been difficult.

Tricks of the mind

Lawrence Wrightsman, a KU psychology professor, talks about the problems with eyewitness misidentification, particularly in cases where a victim and an offender are of different races. Wrightsman submitted a report to the court in at Jones’ 1986 trial, highlighting the issue.

Eyewitness Identification

Lawrence Wrightsman, a KU psychology professor, talks about the problems with eyewitness misidentification, particularly in cases where a victim and an offender are of different races. Wrightsman submitted a report to the court in at Jones' 1986 trial, highlighting the issue.

Eyewitnesses not always reliable

Psychology of racial preconceptions, trauma can influence statements

Lawrence Wrightsman, a Kansas University psychology professor who submitted a report in Joe Jones’ 1986 trial, points to many misconceptions when it comes to eyewitness identifications in criminal cases.

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