Eyewitness Misidentification: Before the authorities start looking for an unknown person that the eyewitness has described. And that eyewitness will possibly be the final say as to whether or not the police have found the right person. We strongly suggest that the eyewitness be tested. This could be accomplished like this:
The police should utilize double-blind identification procedures. A minimum of six photos or six live persons in a lineup and should be presented one witness at a time. The test would have more validity if conducted under the same condition as the crime transpired as much as possible lighting, amount of time viewed, distance, etc. Some people are better at facial recognition than others especially cross-racial identifications. The result of this test should be conveyed to the jury if the real perpetrator is found and the witness testifies in court, as to their reliability and accuracy.