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Justice is blind is a quotation that many legal systems try to adhere to However the human species cannot avoid the reality that they are biased For example the memories formed by individuals are not always exactly the same Certain stimuli can change how one person remembers an event so that because of this flaw in memory certain people may be wrongly blamed However this has changed in the recent century due to the introduction of new ways of garnering evidence With the introduction of forensic science and genetic evidence the focus on witnesses and testimonies is slowly decreasing As a result these scientific forms of evidence give rise to a justice system that is truly more unbiased Although justice should be equally fair to both sides in a case this did not happen in Renaissance Rome In a system built around status and hierarchy and with the lack of unbiased evidence the justice system was left unable to settle clearly any cases As a result the party of higher status was able to exert more power and lower class individuals ended up suffering This bias and injustice can be found in two cases translated in Words and Deeds of Renaissance Rome by Thomas Cohen and Elizabeth Cohen Although both cases do not blatantly showcase this injustice close analysis of the testimonies in each case shines a light upon the confusion and prejudice in the courts of Renaissance Rome Testimonies are a major cause of confusion in many court cases and this uncertainty of whose testimony to trust leads the court usually to punish the lower class For example in the Agostino Bonamore and the Secret Pigeon case Agostino is brought in to tell his side of the story Readers are only given Agostinos side of the story and the defendants testimony is not put forth in the piece at all
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