The failure of Forensic Evidence standards: Daubert flaws allowing junk science in courts

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“This article examines the justice system’s failure by reviewing the status of
six forensic techniques: (1) bite mark analysis, (2) microscopic hair comparisons,
(3) firearms and toolmark identifications, (4) fingerprint examinations, (5) bullet
lead analysis, and (6) arson evidence. It argues that the system’s failure can be
traced back to its inability to demand and properly evaluate foundational research,
i.e., Daubert’s first factor (empirical testing). Indeed, the justice system may be
structurally incapable of applying Daubert in criminal cases.”

Professor Gianelli ( a god of legal evidence )  on Forensic Science: Daubert’s Failure

PS/ Bitemarks start on page 10.

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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