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Eyewitness misidentification is the leading cause of wrongful conviction among those exonerated by DNA. In this one-hour update, we will review new science-based recommendations for best practices in the collection of eyewitness identification evidence.

Please join Margaret Bull Kovera, Ph.D. of John Jay College of the City University of New York as she discusses:

  • The importance of having an evidence-based suspicion before placing a suspect in a lineup
  • Instructions that officers should give to witnesses before they attempt an identification
  • Using double-blind administration to protect against suggestiveness and preserve witness confidence
  • Choosing fillers so that the suspect does not stand out
  • The problems associated with repeated identifications and show-ups
  • The benefits of recording the entire identification procedure



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