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"Jim Doyle's new book, True Witness, could not have come at a more opportune time to help inform and shape the growing and intensifying national debate about the value and reliability of eye witness identification testimony. A factual story that reads like fiction, not like an academic treatise, Doyle's book will attract and hold the attention of people on all sides of this important issue. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, police investigators, jurists and the public cannot help but benefit from exposure to True Witness.
--William J. Bratton, Chief of Police, Los Angeles, and former Police Commissioner of New York City and Boston
"True Witness moves like a novel as it provides the reader with real people facing enormous odds against the flaws of eye witness identification, yet often emerging victorious. Any reader who is fascinated with the criminal justice system will love this work -- cheering for the innocent as well as those who catch the guilty. You cannot put this book down."
--Rikki Klieman, Trial Attorney, Today Show Legal Analyst and Court TV Anchor
"As someone who has been in the forefront of the battle against mistaken identification, I can say that Doyle has captured the tensions and challenges, the characters and the issues, like no one else."
--Elizabeth Loftus, co-author of Witness for the Defense and The Myth of Repressed Memory
"Anyone who is interested in knowing why eyewitnesses make mistakes -- the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions and how best to prevent those errors should buy this very readable book."
--Barry Scheck, Cardozo Law School, Co-Director, The Innocence Project
"Doyle’s work is a gem, its words fly by, its message sinks in deeply–how to avoid convicting the innocent and letting the guilty go free. His tale of colorful characters, memorable cases, three-cornered battles among police, prosecutors and defenders produces a singular insight into how, in the real world, we can make things better. Where we have failed for years, James Doyle shows us how we may finally succeed."
--James B. Zagel , United States District Judge, Former Director, Illinois State Police