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Prearraignment Lineup Procedures: Are Multiple Lineups Unduly Suggestive or Sufficiently Reliable?

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Featured 

Scales & Gavel

Pretrial identification procedures are critical stages of the criminal prosecution process. In some cases, a defendant’s guilt or innocence may rest entirely on an eyewitness’s identification. Therefore, it is imperative that criminal defendants are afforded constitutional safeguards, such as the right to counsel and due process of law—to ensure that identification procedures are conducted fairly. This case note will explore concerns raised in the context of suggestive pretrial lineup procedures.

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