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Eye-Witness Identification in Criminal Cases.

Author: Patrick Wall
Publisher: Springfield : Charles C Thomas, 1965.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Experts have stated that the conviction of the innocent is more often caused by erroneous identification than by any other single factor. The author probes the subject in depth, pointing out the danger of this type of evidence and analyzing police practices which contribute to the danger. He shows how those procedures could be improved and explains the relationship between certain rules of evidence and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wall, Patrick.
Eye-Witness Identification in Criminal Cases.
Springfield : Charles C Thomas, ©1965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Wall
ISBN: 9780398089894 0398089892
OCLC Number: 855969894
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: HALF TITLE: Eye-Witness Identification in Criminal Cases; TITLE PAGE: Eye-Witness Identification in Criminal Cases; TO MY WIFE MARY CATHERINE; FOREWORD; PREFACE; CONTENTS; Eye-Witness Identification in Criminal Cases; PART I; Chapter I: THE IDENTIFICATION PROBLEM; Chapter II: CORPOREAL IDENTIFICATION; Chapter III: IDENTIFICATION BY PHOTOGRAPH; Citapter IV: DANGER SIGNALS; PART II; Chapter V: EVIDENCE OF PRIOR IDENTIFICATION; Chapter VI: CORROBORATION AND WARNING; Chapter VII: MISCELLANEOUS PRECAUTIONS; Chapter VIII: CONCLUSION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; TABLE OF CASES; TABLE OF CONSTITUTIONS AND STATUTES.

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Experts have stated that the conviction of the innocent is more often caused by erroneous identification than by any other single factor. The author probes the subject in depth, pointing out the danger of this type of evidence and analyzing police practices which contribute to the danger. He shows how those procedures could be improved and explains the relationship between certain rules of evidence and the identification problem. He suggests rules of criminal procedure and evidence which would go a long way toward alleviating the problem. Over 150 American cases as well as cases from such fore.

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