CRIME
01/24/2013 02:56 pm ET Updated Mar 26, 2013

Police Lineups And Other Legal System Staples That Don't Work

There is a huge difference between, say, going to the dentist now versus a hundred years ago, when it was just a drunk guy sticking leeches onto your chest and punching you until the defective tooth flew out.

Yet, if you commit a crime, you'll find that much of that process hasn't changed in decades, if not centuries. I

Is it because these techniques that you've seen in a million crime dramas are perfect and impossible to be improved upon?

No. It's just that some habits are really hard to freaking change.

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