Following the September release of the American Judicature Society’s report on eyewitness identification procedures and the landmark decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court mandating changes in the way courts there must evaluate eyewitness identification evidence, law enforcement agencies across the nation are reevaluating their procedures and taking notice of proven best practices.
Today, the Supreme Court will revisit the issue of eyewitness identification for the first time in 34 years when it hears oral argument in the case of Perry v. New Hampshire, according to The Crime Report.
The high court will be tasked with determining if a court is required to exclude eyewitness identification evidence in a criminal case if the identification was made under circumstances that make the identification unreliable or only when the police are responsible for the circumstances that make the identification unreliable.
Read briefs and documents in Perry v. New Hampshire.
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