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  1. sense says

    Seriously, I don’t get the last panel.

    You’re saying the witness will identify the man he saw, because his features matches better.
    Isn’t this exactly the intention of the lineup?

    Or are you trying to say that the features are same, but he is actually another person? Then this is no different and no worse than other kind of lineups. Isn’t it?

    • Thanks! This is my favorite kind of feedback.

      I’m not saying he’ll identify the man he saw. I’m saying he’s more likely to identify your suspect — who may or may not be the man he saw.

      Witness described person with features A B C and D. You caught a guy with features A B C and D. You find a few other people who look like him, sharing with him features A B X and Z. The only one in the lineup with features A B C and D is the suspect.

      In a properly conducted lineup, an innocent suspect has no more chance of being chosen than any of the fillers. This way, an innocent suspect stands out, and is more likely to be chosen than the other fillers.

      Should I rewrite this page to make it more clear? I don’t want it to be confusing.

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