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Week 6: Visual identification

Introduction

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Once the police have a suspect, it is common practice to see if the witnesses identify that person as being the perpetrator they saw commit the crime.

Although this may sound quite straightforward, you saw in Week 1 that even the question asked of the witness can lead them to identifying someone who is innocent. What other factors do the police need to take into account, and will the identification procedures conducted by DI Bullet and DS Sund incorporate these factors?