8/4/19 Show-up


The live presentation of a criminal suspect to a victim or witness of a crime.

show-up usually occurs immediately or shortly after a crime has occurred. If law enforcement personnel see a person who they suspect is the perpetrator of a very recent crime, the officers may apprehend the suspect and bring him back to the scene of the crime and show him to witnesses, or the officers may take the suspect to a police station and bring the witnesses to the station.
This method of identification of a criminal suspect is a legitimate tool of law enforcement.