False memories are more powerful and easier to acquire than ever thought possible.

Interesting article. I always wondered how DNA evidence keeps exonerating people convicted by eyewitnesses that swear to their guilt.

Our changeable memories: legal and practical implications - Nature Magazine, by Elizabeth Loftus, professor of psychology at the University of California

False memories can be planted under interrogation, according to US scientists

Yeah, yeah, I remember this now!

The Loftus studies are old and are pretty much well accepted psychological facts.

The Justice system has been slow to move however, mainly because it far easier and more effective to use eyewitness testimony rather than DNA to convice a jury.