Difference between revisions of "Showups, Lineups, and Photo Arrays"

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==Showup==
 
==Showup==
Some courts have suppressed identification evidence based on the use of showups due to inherent suggestiveness of the practice. However, showups are the most suggestive of all eyewitness identifications because only one person is shown to the witness. Therefore, the use of showups should be secondary in preference to the use of photo arrays or lineups when possible.
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In some cases, usually soon after the alleged commission of a crime, a witness or victim will be presented with one potential defendant. This is known as a showup. Some courts have suppressed identification evidence based on the use of showups due to the inherent suggestiveness of the practice. Showups are the most suggestive of all eyewitness identifications because only one person is shown to the witness. Therefore, the use of showups should be secondary in preference to the use of photo arrays or lineups when possible.
  
 
If necessary, a showup should happen as soon as possible after the incident. The more time that elapses between the event and the identification procedure, the more suggestive it will be.
 
If necessary, a showup should happen as soon as possible after the incident. The more time that elapses between the event and the identification procedure, the more suggestive it will be.

Revision as of 12:25, 27 July 2010