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(p. 116) 7. Obtaining Identification Evidence 

(p. 116) 7. Obtaining Identification Evidence
(p. 116) 7. Obtaining Identification Evidence

Martin Hannibal

and Lisa Mountford

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date: 04 December 2020

This chapter considers the following: the dangers of eye-witness identification; how identification evidence is obtained by the police during the police investigation; the pre-trial safeguards contained in the identification procedures under Code D of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE); the admissibility of eye-witness evidence obtained in breach of Code D; obtaining fingerprints, intimate and non-intimate samples at the police station; DNA evidence and identification evidence given by expert witnesses.

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