Thing to Do #60: Take Part in a Police Lineup

lineup-bigI’m actually interested in this one a lot.  The problem is that I’m not sure how to go about getting it done, other than just being in the right (or wrong!) place at the right time.  My brother is a cop, so maybe he could help me…

The problem is, I don’t think they are even really doing police lineups any more.  They are going more towards using photos, rather than actual people.  I know there have been a lot of studies to show that lineups, photo or otherwise, aren’t very effective in getting the correct conviction.  Here in North Carolina, the state Legislature approved the nation’s most far-reaching changes last year when it mandated that all state law enforcement agencies administer sequential lineups.  The new sequential technique is designed to focus witnesses’ memories more precisely on who they saw and not allow for potentially faulty comparisons.

So, as interested as I am in this one, I may not have any control over whether I can accomplish it or not.  Drat.  I hate not having control!

Have you ever been in a police line up?

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Mild mannered marketing drone by day. Bucket list adventurer by late afternoon. Having first drafted a list in high school, Jessica's list of things to do before she dies has slowly taken over her life and consumes her thoughts. Because of the list, she has traveled to Mordor, plummeted towards the Earth's surface from 13,000 feet up, cavorted with whale sharks in open water, skinny dipped herself into the Guinness World Book, and cursed the day she was born during the last miles of a Marathon. It's safe to say that if Jessica is doing it, it's on the list.

2 Responses to “Thing to Do #60: Take Part in a Police Lineup”

  1. Haha – no police lineup for me either. Love the Ususal Suspects pic.

  2. I need to watch the Ususal Suspects again. I’ve only seen it once and actually already knew the twist but it needs a second viewing to get all of the nuances.

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