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Defending the Use of Experts

The prosecution often uses expert witnesses to meet their burden of proof in a criminal case. Common examples are breath test technical supervisors in a DWI prosecution; forensic chemists who analyze DNA in a sexual assault case; fingerprint examiners who might testify about the identification of latent prints in a burglary or theft case; or [...]

By | January 7th, 2013|Forensic Evidence|Comments Off on Defending the Use of Experts

Much of Forensic Science Unreliable

Juries are awed by forensic science in the courtroom. Fingerprint comparison, DNA, handwriting analysis, ballistics,blood-splatter, shoe print comparison, etc. Prosecutors across the county depend upon this evidence to obtain convictions and juries are conditioned by television shows, like CSI, to expect it. However, a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences says much of [...]

By | January 7th, 2013|Forensic Evidence|Comments Off on Much of Forensic Science Unreliable
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