“Accelerating forensic science” versus judicial inertia due to “stare decisis”

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See the framework for “new” forensic paradigms entering the judicial environment in  every convoluted detail.

Here is an issue-laded Jurimetrics open access paper (18  pages) dealing with the interface of judges’ ‘science’ decision making and changes within forensic science. Simon Cole at UC Irvine uses a familiar case for some of us: William Richards’ bitemark conviction and later exoneration.

Cole in Jurimetrics – Courts Accomodating Scientific Change SSRN-id3046876

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