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NCJ Number: 31530 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL LAW - HAZARDS OF PHOTOIDENTIFICATION
Journal: OKLAHOMA LAW REVIEW  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:(FALL 1975)  Pages:858-864
Author(s): N LEADER
Corporate Author: University of Oklahoma Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: University of Oklahoma Press
Norman, OK 73019-6051
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF THE SUPREME COURT'S APPROACH TO MISTAKEN IDENTIFICATION CAUSED BY SUGGESTION FROM THE POLICE, FROM OTHER WITNESSES AT THE PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING, OR FROM THE WAY THE PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING IS CONDUCTED.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR CONTENDS THAT THE CASE-BY-CASE APPROACH ADOPTED BY THE COURT IN SIMMONS V. UNITED STATES (1968) PROVIDES NO REAL GUIDELINES SINCE CONVICTIONS BASED ON PHOTOIDENTIFICATION WILL NOT BE SET ASIDE UNLESS THE PROCEDURE WAS 'SO IMPERMISSIBLY SUGGESTIVE AS TO GIVE RISE TO A VERY SUBSTANTIAL LIKELIHOOD OF IRREPARABLE MISIDENTIFICATION'. SIX STANDARDS OF FAIRNESS IN PHOTOIDENTIFICATION (RECOMMENDED BY NATHAN SOBEL) ARE OUTLINED AND DISCUSSED.
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Pretrial procedures; Suspect identification; US Supreme Court; Witnesses
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