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NCJ Number: 10754 Find in a Library
Title: EYE-WITNESS IDENTIFICATION IN CRIMINAL CASES
Author(s): P M WALL
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 245
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SHORTCOMINGS OF SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION AND POLICE PRACTICES.
Abstract: IN DISCUSSING ERRONEOUS IDENTIFICATION, THE AUTHOR NOTES TWO PRINCIPAL CAUSES. THESE ARE THE NORMAL HUMAN FALLIBILITIES OF PERCEPTION AND MEMORY AND THE INFLUENCE OF IMPROPER SUGGESTION ON IDENTIFYING WITNESSES. THE BOOK DISCUSSES HOW POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD CONDUCT AN IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURE THAT IS RELIABLE AND NOT SUBJECT TO ATTACK AT TRIAL. 'ADDITIONAL MATERIAL ATTEMPTS TO 'SHOW DEFENSE LAWYERS HOW TO SPOT DEFECTS IN IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURE'. THE SECOND HALF OF THIS BOOK ANALYZES RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE WHICH HAVE AN EFFECT UPON THE IDENTIFICATION PROBLEM AND OFFERS SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGES WHICH COULD BE MADE IN THESE RULES. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS DEAL WITH EVIDENCE OF PRIOR IDENTIFICATION, CORROBORATION, AND WARNING. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) (BIBLIOGRAPHY)
Index Term(s): Cross-examination; Defense counsel; Photography; Polygraphs; Pretrial discovery; Suspect identification
Note: KF9672.A7W3
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