|New York Times - Erica Goode - John Schwartz - 10 hours ago|
... conduct a central technique of police work, criminal justice experts say. ... when the policy was instituted, a major departure from the days when the ...
Most police departments use old lineup methods Boston Globe - Erica Goode - John Schwartz - 4 hours ago
If you sit back and you think about how unreliable these techniques are, you wonder what can possibly be done to assure that we don't get the wrong people. There are literally thousands of innocent people picked out by witnesses and victims who they actually think committed the crimes. We clearly cannot rely on DNA and forensics since this evdience is rarely found in criminal cases, and often it is not reliable due to tampering (like in North Carolina).
Don't think it can happen to you? Think about that time someone came up to you and told you they saw someone who looked just like you. That's happened to me at least three times.