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Scientific Fraud

Paul C. Giannelli

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

November 10, 2010

Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 46, 2010
Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-36

Although scientific fraud is rare, when it occurs, it needs to be identified and documented. This article discusses two of the most notorious cases in forensic science. Part I focuses on the misconduct of Fred Zain, a serologist with the West Virginia State Police crime laboratory and later with the County Medical Examiner’s laboratory in San Antonio, Texas. Part II examines the misconduct of Joyce Gilchrist, a forensic examiner with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Science, Fraud, Fred Zain, Joyce Gilchrist, Criminal Law, Evidence

JEL Classification: K14, K42

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Date posted: November 11, 2010  

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Giannelli, Paul C., Scientific Fraud (November 10, 2010). Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 46, 2010; Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-36. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1706949

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