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No. 212, November 2017
 
5) “Mystery Man“ in Identity Parades
Usage of a silhouette in identity parades can have a positive impact on correct rejection in older adult eyewitnesses of line-ups in which the offender was not present. The probability of a correct identification moreover, if the offender is actually standing in the line-up, is not negatively impacted by using a “mystery man”. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11896-016-9214-9