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Title: DISPLAYING ROBBERY SURVEILLANCE PHOTOGRAPHS
Journal: FBI LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN  Volume:44  Issue:12  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:23-26
Author(s): L E RISSLER
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
Publisher: https://www.fbi.gov 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR BRIEFLY REVIEWS FEDERAL COURT DECISIONS UPHOLDING THE DISPLAY OF ROBBERY SURVEILLANCE PHOTOGRAPHS TO WITNESSES TO AID THEM IN IDENTIFICATION OF SUSPECTS.
Abstract: TO SUSTAIN EXCLUSION OF IDENTIFICATION TESTIMONY BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, THERE MUST BE NOT ONLY A SHOWING OF IMPERMISSIBLY SUGGESTIVE PROCEDURES, BUT ALSO A RESULTING SUBSTANTIAL LIKELIHOOD FOR MISIDENTIFICATION. USE OF SURVEILLANCE PHOTOGRAPHS, HOWEVER, IS NOT SUGGESTIVE SINCE IT SHOWS THE ACTUAL INDIVIDUAL IN THE COMMISSION OF THE CRIME, AND BY REFRESHING THE MEMORY OF WITNESSES, DIMINISHES THE LIKELIHOOD OF MISIDENTIFICATION. COURT RESTRICTIONS ON THE SIMULTANEOUS VIEWING OF ROBBERY SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS BY MULTIPLE WITNESSES, THE USE OF PHOTOS TO REFRESH THE MEMORY OF WITNESSES DURING THEIR TESTIMONY, AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF CRIMINALS FROM SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS OF OTHER CRIMES ARE DISCUSSED.
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Photography; Rules of evidence; Suspect identification; Witnesses
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