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Speaking of Evidence: An Empirical Study of the Reporting of Forensic Conclusions in US Criminal Trials


Simon A. Cole


University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

August 3, 2009

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper

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This paper uses trial transcript data to try to determine the empirical reality of expert testimony in actual US criminal trials about a variety of forensic techniques, including latent prints, firearms and toolmarks, forensic document analyses, and forensic DNA profiling.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: forensic, expert, evidence, fingerprint, testimony, transcript

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Date posted: August 6, 2009 ; Last revised: September 19, 2009

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Cole, Simon A., Speaking of Evidence: An Empirical Study of the Reporting of Forensic Conclusions in US Criminal Trials (August 3, 2009). CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1443630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1443630

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