Running Head: SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION PRACTICES
Suspect Identification Practices
SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION PRACTICES
In most places, in an event where suspects are to be identified, the police get first-hand
information from either the public, the eyewitnesses during the crime committed, and the victims
from the scene of the crime. However, as time passes by, the police have come up with better
tools and modern technology of being able to identify their suspects from a crime committed.
This has made work a lot easier for the law enforcers to carry out their duties.
From this essay, I will be able to come up with some of the best strategies to be used by
the police during suspect identifications for positive results. Eyewitness identification has been
used for a long time by the law enforcers to prosecute most of the criminals who re later sent to
prison. Although it has not been easy, it has helped in most cases to prosecute criminals. Just like
any other strategies used to identify criminals, it has had its setbacks like sending innocent
people behind bars especially if the eyewitness did not get a good look during the crime and they
end up saying what they thought they saw during that time.
Use of mug books. A mug book is a collection of photographs which are taken when a
suspect is arrested which are used by the witnesses to identify the suspects. These photos are put
to ensure that they are almost the same for instance, the race, age, sex and the type of crime
committed. These photos are used by eyewitnesses in the presence of law enforcers to ensure that
they give a correc...