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