In traditional police lineups, suspects stand side by side under harsh lights while a witness looks at them through a one-way mirror. The traditional lineup has been under attack, says the Chicago Tribune, as social scientists concluded that showing suspects one at a time -- in person or in photos -- would result in more accurate identifications.
Last year, a study of an Illinois pilot program stunned academic, law-enforcement, and legal experts when it found just the opposite -- that lineups . . .
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