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Regulating the Science of Forensic Evidence: A Broken System Requires a New Federal Agency


Jessica D. Gabel


Georgia State University - College of Law

Ashley D. Champion


Georgia State University - College of Law

2011

Texas Law Review, See Also, Vol. 90, p. 19, 2011
Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-08

Abstract:     
Professor Gabel and Ms. Champion agree with Mr. Goldstein's argument that serious validity and reliability problems plague forensic science, but, using the recent Troy Davis case in Georgia as an illustration, they argue for federal rather than state oversight. Gabel and Champion assert that many states lack the funding to construct an adequate system and that the fragmentation caused by different state systems would be a significant impediment to reform. They suggest a federal agency that, like the Environmental Protection Agency, would set minimum standards but allow states to experiment with enhanced regulation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: administrative law, regulation, forensics, forensic science, criminal procedure, criminal law, evidence

JEL Classification: K14, K40, K41

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Date posted: March 12, 2012 ; Last revised: March 18, 2012

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Gabel, Jessica D. and Champion, Ashley D., Regulating the Science of Forensic Evidence: A Broken System Requires a New Federal Agency (2011). Texas Law Review, See Also, Vol. 90, p. 19, 2011; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-08. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2020638

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Jessica D. Gabel (Contact Author)
Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Ashley D. Champion
Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States
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