In police lineups, is the method the suspect?


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By AMANDA PAULSON and SARA MILLER LLANA
The Christian Science Monitor
 
CHICAGO AND BOSTON 
 
A police lineup is often the moment of truth in a criminal investigation. It's also, say many experts, highly fallible.

Of the 175 convictions overturned by DNA evidence, 75 percent were convicted largely because of eyewitness testimony that turned out to be mistaken.

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