In a published article titled, The Neuroscience of Memory: Implications for the Courtroom, the authors state that memory is a reconstructive process susceptible to distortion. If so, eyewitnesses’ testimonies that may be subject to memory distortion may also be viewed as questionable evidence in the future. Several other published articles suggest similar opinions about the accuracy of eyewitness accounts.
Fortunately, the proliferation of surveillance cameras in both public and private environments eliminates memory distortions during the reconstruction of events. What’s more, the coverage capabilities of advanced surveillance systems continue to expand in new and inventive ways.