This article examines United States v. Schiro, 679 F.3d 521 (7th Cir. 2012) and the issue of reliability of voice identification or "earwitness identification." Given that mistaken eyewitness identification is a major contributor to wrongful convictions, courts should instruct jurors of the frequency of voice identification mistakes. In addition, jurors should be educated as to factors that promote or detract from accuracy. Jurors should be instructed to examine identification testimony carefully.
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GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-143; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-143
Saltzburg, Stephen A., Voice Identification Experts (2013). 27 Crim. Just. (2013) ; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-143; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-143. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2663669