Eyewitness Accounts

Police Departments across North Carolina are changing how they conduct photo line-ups to eliminate the possibility of false identifications. This is in response to a new set of guidelines put out by the North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission. But some say that the new guidelines are too limiting, and that they may make law enforcement’s job more difficult. So how reliable are eyewitness identifications? And how do our perceptions interfere with our ability to objectively analyze events? Host Frank Stasio talks with Andrea Weigl, reporter for the News & Observer; Tom Younce, president of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police; Chris Mumma, legal counsel for the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence; and Tom Rankin, associate professor of the practice of art at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Listener Call-In. (50:00)

Listen Here

Comments are closed.