UC-Irvine Law Professor Inspires ‘Mind Games’ Crime Show
High-profile psychologist and University of California, Irvine law professor Elizabeth Loftus is about to add criminal-TV-show-muse to her notable accomplishments.
Parmount/CBS has hired a writer to develop a television series around Loftus’ work evaluating the memories of witnesses in criminal cases, reports the Orange Country Register.
Former “Law & Order: SVU” writer, Roger Wolfson, will pen the series titled “Mind Games,” which was inspired by a “60 Minutes” episode where Loftus got correspondent Lesley Stahl to choose the incorrect person in a lineup after planting a false memory.
“The real excitement for me is that I’ve been teaching 10 students in a seminar, or 12 jurors, or 150 students in a large lecture maybe,” Loftus told the Register, “but this is a chance to reach millions with some important lessons about how the mind works.”