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Identity parade

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cody, 16 May 2006.

  1. Cody


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I have to go to the police station to identity someone but instead of the one way glass that they have in TV Dramas, I just have to look at a selection of pictures.

    I don't know whether I prefer this or not, I was thinking that maybe with the line up you can better judge a person's build and body language - I didn't really get a look at his face.

    Has anyone done this? Are the pictures all of real people or are some computer generated?
  2. singist


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,445

    Location: Student Hell Headingley

    How on Earth can you even think about identifying someone when you "didn't really get a look at his face"? ....... absolutely ridiculous!
  3. Stellios


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,022

    Location: Geordieland

    Well, its worth a try, if you cant identify him then you cant.

    Chances are you will be shown real pictures id imagine.
  4. skinnyl


    Joined: 26 Mar 2003

    Posts: 781

    i had to do something similar except it was a video parade. i just had to watch a video of 8 people turning round. i got the ******* though.
  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,260

    Location: Shropshire

    i use to reguallarly be a member of ID parades no not because i was a shifty character but because it paid very well, and all of the ones i attended were done with the 1 way mirror which i think is the only real way to do it.
  6. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,662

    I did an identity parade once, but then I had to take my clothes off for some reason, didn't get paid either :(
  7. philio16


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Were you the suspect? :p
  8. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,636

    Location: Southampton, UK

    i've done it once in Bournemouth, they payed me about £20, not bad for standing still. I was bricking it though, thinking to myself o.m.g what if they pick me, i never go to bournemouth and the one time i do i get incorrectly arrested!

    would do it again though.
  9. ElRazur


    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 10,424

    Location: I am everywhere...

    Well i have, sort of. I was one of the "suspects" being IDed, you get paid about 10pouns an hour or so to hang with the real criminal for some hours.
  10. Bri


    Joined: 19 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,839

    Location: Sunny Teesside

    Ditto, the police used to come & ask us outside college, I think it was about £15 we got.

    Funny thing was they took 3 of us to the same one once, I was 6'4" with dark hair, another lad was 6' or so with blonde hair & the other one was 5'8"ish & ginger :confused:
  11. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,260

    Location: Shropshire

    you people were underpaid i got paid anywhere up to £50 for 2 hours hangin around even more if they kept us waiting
  12. Von Smallhausen

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Aug 2004

    Posts: 12,667

    Location: Tyneside

    Identity parades are rarely done now as it cost money in terms of paying people to stand on it.

    The Police And Criminal Evidence Act was amended a couple of years ago or so which changed the way parades are done.

    It is usual now for images of suspect(s) to be placed onto video or CD and shown with other faces who make up a database and are not involved.
  13. Psyk


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,444

    Location: Leamington Spa

    lol I think the police would know which one is the suspect. I don't think there's much danger of one of the randoms being arrested :p