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Due Process Challenges to Eyewitness Identification Based on Pre-Trial Photographic Arrays


Professor Connie Mayer


Albany Law School

1994

Pace Law Review, Vol. 13, p. 815, 1994
Albany Law School Research Paper

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Studies have shown that jurors tend to trust eyewitness testimony and evidentiary rules permit juries to convict solely on the basis of an eyewitness’ identification. Eyewitness testimony has been shown to be unreliable, however, and nearly fifty percent of those wrongly convicted were convicted based on eyewitness identification. This articles outlines the application of current procedural safeguards to protect an accused who has been the subject of a pretrial identification based on a photo array. It also explores the "fit" between the predictors of reliability, as demonstrated by empirical studies, and the rulings on reliability made by the courts.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: Eyewitness Testimony, Identification, Wrongful Convictions

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Date posted: June 10, 2010  

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Mayer, Professor Connie, Due Process Challenges to Eyewitness Identification Based on Pre-Trial Photographic Arrays (1994). Pace Law Review, Vol. 13, p. 815, 1994; Albany Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1623255

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Connie Mayer (Contact Author)
Albany Law School ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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