Wrongful Convictions and the Utilization of Eyewitness Accounts
Write a 2 to 3 page paper responding to the following:
Identify the ethical issues within the field of criminal investigation as applied to wrongful conviction based upon tainted or faulty line-ups.
In recent years we have seen many criminal convictions overturned for various reasons. One such reason is the â€œEyewitness Account.â€
- Address the ethical responsibilities of law enforcement in their requirements for fairness, and responsibility to ensure there are no wrongful convictions based upon false identification.
- Identify the processes utilized by law enforcement in the identification of suspects.
- Consider individuals making identifications, do so in error at times, others intentionally, or are led by law enforcement through improper actions i.e., prejudicial line-ups or photo arrays.