Option three requires to write an email that advices the detective on how to weigh the conflicting information and how my advice can help them to conduct an effective investigation. Therefore, the email should consist various factors that are considered when extracting an accurate eye witness testimony and the three suggestive how the detective should carry out the investigation on the case. Various factors that influence the accuracy of the witness testimony include reconstructive memory, role of emotion and face recognition.
All the outlined factors, used in answering the question are used to determine whether the recall memory can ever be accurate. The question rises, should the detective use these factors to carry out an effective investigation about the case?
In my opinion, I do not think that the call memory can ever be accurate because of the prevailing barriers when producing an accurate account of the experience that had happens in the past. For instance, if a human memory is incomplete, people tends to gather some irrelevant information that they uses to fill the memory. Consequently, this piece of irrelevant memory may lead to inaccurate information, hence inaccuracy of the eye witness.
As a result to the way that the eye witness responds, the detective can fall in a trap of unfortunate consequences when trying to conduct the investigation about the case. Therefore, I believe I am in a position to argue that the eye witness account is not an effective tool to help the detective to conduct the investigation due to numerous inaccuracies. Thus, the detective must able to weigh the effects of the inaccuracies that are caused by the eye witness. If too many inaccuracies prevail, the detective should turn to other alternative.