Witness credibility is crucial to the United States criminal justice system. However, to error is to be human. Unfortunately, that error may result in the conviction of the wrong person.
Read or listen to the book “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton. This book is available free at some local libraries and Amazon Audible or you may purchase an electronic/paperback version. Do not utilize the internet to piece together the story. There are many details you will miss by doing this and rob yourself of knowledge gained from this assignment.
Please note that this assignment has a extended due date in order to give everyone enough time to secure and read the book.
Answer the following questions and be sure to include specific details from the book in your answer:
How did this book impact you and how you feel about the United States criminal justice system?
Is the United States criminal justice system bias? Why or why not?
Should the use of witnesses be changed in the United States criminal justice system? If no, why should we keep the system the way it is? If yes, what changes do you recommend and why?