Tuesday, February 22, 2005
NPR has posted two new stories of interest to CrimProfs:
Police Lineups Get a Second Look: 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. Listen to story here.
Former Felons Seek to Regain Voting Rights: A national movement is under way to give people convicted of felonies a better chance to regain their right to vote. A recent report shows that many states are still resistant to streamlining the process. And as the 2000 election in Florida demonstrated, there are political implications. Listen to story here. [Mark Godsey]