LSTD 400 Week 5 Written Assignment - Please answer(short...

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Please answer (short answers) the following questions. 1. Identify and define the mental processes that account for mistakes in identifying strangers. Also identify the circumstances that affect the accuracy of perceptions in identifying strangers.
2. Why are photo identifications the most unreliable eyewitness identification procedure?
explains that the court identified five factors in the “totality of circumstances” that is supposed to help understand if the process and procedure created what is called a “very substantial likelihood of misidentification” regarding police lineups and show- ups. Samaha (2012) starts by saying that the witness has the opportunity to view the defendant at the time of the crime, the witness has some level of attention at the time of the crime, witness accuracy of identifying the criminal prior to secondary visual identification, the witnesses identification certainty, and the largest problem is the time frame between the crime and recollection of identification.

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