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Police Lineups Get a Second Look

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Police Lineups Get a Second Look

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Police Lineups Get a Second Look

Police Lineups Get a Second Look

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Twenty-five years of research by professor Gary Wells of Iowa State University is exposing the unreliability of witnesses asked to ID criminals in police lineups. Many local police departments are beginning to change the way they conduct lineups. Wells describes a new technique: the sequential lineup.