Without a lawyer, how do I protect my rights during a lineup?
Suspects who haven’t been arrested but have been asked to participate in a lineup should speak with a lawyer before agreeing.
How do photo identifications work?
With a photo identification, police officers typically ask victims and witnesses to come to the police station and try to identify a suspect by looking at photographs.
Face-to-Face Eyewitness Identification: “Showups”
Showups bring suspects and witnesses or victims of a crime together in face-to-face meetings.
Eyewitness Identification Procedure
In thousands of criminal cases each year, the prosecution’s main evidence consists of eyewitness identification.
The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification
Cognitive psychologists have conducted literally thousands of experiments examining factors that might affect the accuracy of eyewitness identifications.
Motions to Suppress Identifications
A motion to suppress an identification is a common defense method of seeking a judge’s ruling that a pretrial identification is inadmissible because the process was unfair.
Lineup Procedure in Criminal Cases
Generally, live lineups don’t seem to be more likely to produce accurate identifications than showups and
Monitoring and Challenging Lineups
Eyewitness identification is a kind of evidence fraught with error.