Hypnosis certainly has its place. Look up the Kaufman County prosecutor killings.
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Cannonball3804. Thx for your post. It refreshed my memory on issue.
Some info about ct-admissibility of testimony of witnesses w hypnosis-enhanced memories.
http://reportingtexas.com/in-texas-hypnosis-aids-police-in-prompting-witness-memories/ Dec 18, 2014, w my bolding.
"Texas and 21 other states allow court testimony by witnesses who previously were hypnotized to enhance their memories, according to a study...The Texas Rangers have used hypnosis 66 times since 2009, according to the state Department of Public Safety....
"Police in Texas use hypnosis to corroborate leads and gather information under rules established by a 1989 Texarkana Court of Appeals case, Zani v. Texas.
"The appellate court ruled that the hypnotically-enhanced testimony from the witness was admissible in court, provided that police follow protocols. Among those protocols: The hypnotist should record the session, know as little as possible about the investigation and not not ask leading questions.
"Investigative hypnotists in Texas must be certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. That requires taking a 50-hour course and passing an exam. Since licensing was mandated in 1987, commission records show that 858 law enforcement officers have been certified . Four officers have been certified in the past two years. In October 2013, the commission began requiring licensed investigative hypnotists to take a refresher course every two years.
"The Texas Rangers asked Howell to hypnotize a witness who saw the getaway car in the 2013 slayings of a district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor in Kaufman County. The hypnosis didnt help and a suspect was identified through other means.
".... that some states have an exclusion rule, so if an individual has been hypnotized and they recall information during the session, typically its not admissible in a court of law.
IDK if hypnosis was used later in Kaufman case for other witnesses, after the ^ 2014 article.