Assignment Choice #1: Identification Procedures

Identification procedures such as lineups and showups can be very problematic. In a well-written paper, address the following for this week’s assignment:

  • Discuss the importance of pre-lineup instructions in identification procedures for lineups.
  • Discuss showup identification procedures and problems related to them.
  • What constitutional rights does a defendant have during lineups and showups? (Note: The right(s) may differ based on the type of identification procedure.)
  • What are some of the reforms that legal experts have suggested that courts can implement to improve eyewitness identification reliability? What barriers, if any, do you anticipate in their implementation?

Your paper should be 4-6 pages in length and conform to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Include at least two credible outside references, in addition to the course textbook.  The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references. Remember, you must support your thinking/opinions and prior knowledge with references; all facts must be supported; in-text references used throughout the assignment must be included in an APA-formatted reference list.