Tuesday, June 06, 2006

REFORMING THE LINEUP -- "For some time now, scientists, criminologists and defense lawyers have advocated ending the tradition of having the witness view potential suspects all at once and going instead to a sequential method, in which the witness views suspects (or photographs of them) one at a time. Better still is the 'double-blind' sequential test, in which the law-enforcement official administering the lineup does not know who is the suspect and who are 'fillers.'"