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10:11 am: The legal system, punishments, judgment, and "justice"


Date:October 3rd, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Apologies for coming along years late, but here's the limitations I use for telepathy when it comes to gathering evidence and such: the telepath can only see what the victim is able to remember. Memories aren't usually very high fidelity, and they tend to focus on a few objects, so a witness to a murder may only be able to remember that the murderer was wearing a red shirt and was tall. They work wonders as lie detectors, with the caveat that they can only detect conscious lies (if a person has managed to completely convince (him/her)self of an alternate version of what really happened, then that's what a telepath will see as truth.
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