Monday, February 5, 2007

Criminal evidence obtained through hypnosis barred

It's about time that a decision like this came down from a higher court. The use of this type of evidence is a perfect example of prosecutorial zealousness left unchecked. It is reprehenisble to think Crown Attorney's, knowing that post-hyptotic evidence is utterly unreliable and dangerously taint the jury, would still even consider using it at trial. It's sad that it went on this long and that some accused actually had to answer to this junk evidence.

OTTAWA — The use of post-hypnotic evidence in criminal trials, a practice permitted in Canada for decades, is fraught with scientific and legal problems and can’t be allowed to continue, says the Supreme Court of Canada.

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