In this reaction and response writing, you will explore the case of Ronald Cotton and the misidentification which ultimately lead to his conviction. Watch these videos about the case: Part 1 and Part 2. After you watch the videos, write 2-3 , APA , answer the following questions :
- The victim, Jennifer, comes to learn that memory can be “contaminated.” What actions by the investigating detectives inadvertently led to this happening?
- How did you feel when Jennifer looked Bobby Poole in the eye and did not recognize him? How did you respond when Ronald Cotton was convicted a second time?
- Having heard from the Detective in this case, are you surprised at his reaction? What did you learn about proper eyewitness identification procedures from the Ronald Cotton case?
Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_3vD1pmQHY
Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4V6aoYuDcg