Friday, March 06, 2009

New Link Regarding DOJ Standards for Eyewitness Identification Procedures

The Indignant Indigent has added a new link in the "Resources" tool bar to the right. The link is to the Department of Justice's 1999 guidebook for law enforcement on the use of pre-trial identification procedures. The 55 page publication proposes protocols for law enforcement when speaking to eyewitnesses. The publication implicitly and explicitly acknowledges that even subtly improper identification procedures can result in skewed eyewitness memory.