A continuing wave of exonerations and revelations about wrongful convictions linked to false eyewitness identification has led more states to consider reforming their lineup procedures with new guidelines and legislation. Bills were proposed in 10 states this legislative session, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. One analysis of 197 wrongful convictions overturned by DNA evidence found that mistaken eyewitness identification contributed to more than 75 percent of the cases.
States Look at Reforming Lineup Methods
The National Law Journal
April 20, 2007
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