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March 2017
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Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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22 | If You’re Going to Rusty Duncan... What you’re going to need to know before heading out to Rusty this year
25 | Can the Ails of the Cross-Race Effect on Eyewitness Testimony Be Cured? - By Kristin R. Brown
Can the Ails of the Cross-Race Effect on Eyewitness Testimony Be Cured?
Thursday, March 9th, 2017

In 1984, a man broke into Jennifer Thomson’s home, where he raped her (“The Story of Ronald Cotton,” retrieved from www.innocenceproject.org/cases/ronald-cotton/). At trial, Thompson reported having made considerable effort to memorize her attacker’s face.

“Pass Out” vs. “Blackout”: How Alcohol Can Affect Memory (And Why It Matters)
Thursday, March 9th, 2017

As one can imagine, many criminal cases involve events that occur after a person becomes intoxicated. This is especially true for cases involving sexual offenses. In these alcohol-fueled incidents, the issue of memory can play a large part in the case.

Traffic Stops Without a Left Turn Signal
Thursday, March 9th, 2017

As we all know, there are instances when driving that individuals in the State of Texas actually do not use their signals. This includes at a time when a person of common intelligence can see that a turn will occur—e.g., in a center turn lane, in turn-only lanes, at a “T” intersection, etc.

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