Making sure non data-driven forensics gets a pass in the courtroom – “I’m an examiner”

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This is from a well positioned advocate of “source of the evidence” determinations being based on “expertise.” The writer has an affinity for bitemark analysis as well and worries about the DAs losing their advantage of using soft ‘police science’ to gain convictions.

“However, this writer suspects that new forensic examiners as well as new prosecutors may not have considered this issue, and may get caught up in an evidentiary hearing with the goal of excluding certain physical evidence.”

Ironically, the article was published in the Forensic Science Research.

A new challenge for expert witnesses relying on subjective information

About csidds

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