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Bill Aims to Reduce Number of False Identifications in Police Lineups

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3/17/2012 12:00 AM
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New Haven Register, March 17, 2012

New Haven Register, March 17, 2012: UNH professor John DeCarlo discusses a bill up for legislative review which would change the way eyewitnesses to crimes are shown mugshots. Suspects should be shown sequentially, one at a time, instead of simultaenously. Simultaneous identification “does not have a huge effect on the identification of a guilty person,” says DeCarlo, but does reduce the chance of a witness identifying an innocent person.

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[This article also appeared in the Middletown Press, The Register-Citizen and TMC.net]