Hofstra Law Review


Brian Reichart


The author discusses his experience concerning a case of actual innocence involving murder defendant Patricia "Patty" Prewitt with little chance of judicial remedy because of what is referred to as tunnel vision via confirmation bias on the part of legal authorities concerning the criminal investigation and subsequent trial of Prewitt, particularly a single-minded theory of culpability based on the gathered evidence. The article also discusses possible strategies of tunnel vision mitigation.



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