TELFAIRE INSTRUCTIONS

careful instructions read to jury members in cases wherein eyewitness accounts of an idivinidual may be the most imperative and vital proof being posed against the defendant. The instructions address problems that are thought to lead to eyewitness misidentification and were initially postulated by the judge listening to the appeal in the case United States v. Telfaire, wherein the defendant had been found guilty based only on the proof of an identifying witness who was of another race.

TELFAIRE INSTRUCTIONS: "Telfaire instructions are a required legal process in American court systems."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TELFAIRE INSTRUCTIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/telfaire-instructions/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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