William C. Thompson

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

Professor

Irvine, CA

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Forensic DNA Evidence: The Myth of Infallibility

Sheldon Krimsky & Jeremy Gruber (Eds.) Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense, Harvard University Press, 2013
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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DNA, identification, error, contamination, forensic, statistic, frame

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The Daubert/Kumho Implications of Observer Effects in Forensic Science: Hidden Problems of Expectation and Suggestion

California Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 1, January 2002
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 Feb 2002 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Seton Hall University School of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Psychology
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Evidence, experts, forensic science, observer effects, context effects, expectation, suggestion, Kumho

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DNA Evidence in the O.J. Simpson Trial

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 67, 827-857 (1996)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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DNA, statistic, evidence, trial, jury, media

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Forensic DNA Statistics: Still Controversial in Some Cases

The Champion, Dec. 2012, pp. 12-23., UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-122
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2013
William C. Thompson, Laurence Mueller and Dan Krane
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine and Wright State University
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forensic, DNA, evidence, statistic, error, drop out, LCN, low template, Cybergenetics

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What Role Should Investigative Facts Play in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence

Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 43(2-3): 123--134 (2011)., UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2010-25
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 302 (97,758)
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context, bias, blind, observer effect, domain-relevant, case manager

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Lay Understanding of Forensic Statistics: Evaluation of Random Match Probabilities, Likelihood Ratios, and Verbal Equivalents

Law and Human Behavior, 2015, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-82
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Oct 2015
William C. Thompson and Eryn Newman
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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Bayesian models, evidence, forensic science, jury decision making, probability

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Beyond Bad Apples: Analyzing the Role of Forensic Science in Wrongful Convictions

Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 37, 971-994, 2009
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 200 (148,327)
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wrongful conviction, error, evidence, forensic science, organizational theory, bad apple, Houston, crime laboratory

Do Jurors Give Appropriate Weight to Forensic Identification Evidence?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-124
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 10 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2013
William C. Thompson, Suzanne O. Kaasa and Tiamoyo Peterson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, Northrop Grumman Technical Services/Defense Personnel Security Research Center and University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
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forensic science, jury, DNA, statistic, evidence, Bayes, probability, decision making, judgment

Do Jurors Give Appropriate Weight to Forensic Identification Evidence?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 359-397, 2013
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
William C. Thompson, Suzanne O. Kaasa and Tiamoyo Peterson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, Northrop Grumman Technical Services/Defense Personnel Security Research Center and University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
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Evaluating and Challenging Forensic Identification Evidence

The Champion (July 2006), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, pp.12-21
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
William A. Tobin and William C. Thompson
Forensic Engineering International and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 154 (186,893)
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forensic, identification evidence, evidentiary comparisons, bullet lead, CBLA

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Assessing the Admissibility of a New Generation of Forensic Voice Comparison Testimony

Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 12 Dec 2016
Geoffrey Morrison and William C. Thompson
Forensic Evaluation Ltd and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 130 (214,495)

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Forensic Voice Comparison, Voiceprint, Automatic Speaker Recognition, Admissibility, Daubert, Frye

11.

Forensic Bitemark Identification: Weak Foundations, Exaggerated Claims

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Vol. 3, No. 3, 538-575, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-23
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Harvard University - Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Private Practice of Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY), Johns Hopkins University - School of Hygiene and Public Health, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of Arizona, Northwestern University, School of Law & American Bar Foundation, Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Duke University School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of California, Davis - School of Law, The Forensic Institute, University of Virginia, Tufts University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard University - Harvard Medical School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, New York University School of Law, Office of the Medical Examiner, Tarrant County, TX, California State University, Los Angeles, Seton Hall University School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Public Health, Texas A&M University, University of California, Irvine - Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, San Jose State University, Northwestern University and University of New Mexico
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admissibility, bite mark, expert evidence, forensic science

12.

When Does Absence of Evidence Constitute Evidence of Absence?

Forensic Science International, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-56
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Sep 2018
William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Irvine
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Forensic science, trace evidence, inference, Bayesian, Popper, likelihood ratio

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How Cross-Examination on Subjectivity and Bias Affects Jurors’ Evaluations of Forensic Science Evidence

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Feb 2019
William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Irvine
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Mock Jurors' Reactions to Selective Presentation of Evidence from Multiple-Opportunity Searches

Law & Human Behavior, Vol. 30, No. 455-468, 2006
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2011
Jonathan J. Koehler and William C. Thompson
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 58 (354,541)
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Selection, Juror bias, Juror decision making

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Discussion Paper: Hard Cases Make Bad Law -- Reactions to R v. T

Law, Probability and Risk (2012) 11, 347-359, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-123
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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law, evidence, statistics, Bayes, likelihood ratio, probability, source, forensic science, shoeprint

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The National Research Council's Plan to Strengthen Forensic Science: Does the Path forward Run through the Courts?

Jurimetrics, Vol. 50, 35-51, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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forensic science, national research council, validation, evidence, admissibility

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Turning a Blind Eye to Misleading Scientific Testimony: Failure of Procedural Safeguards in a Capital Case

Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 18, 151-204, 2008
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson and Rachel Dioso-Villa
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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evidence, DNA, post-conviction, miscarriage of justice, appeal, death penalty, criminal procedure

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Evaluating Negative Forensic Evidence: When Do Jurors Treat Absence of Evidence as Evidence of Absence?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 569-591, 2017
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Aug 2017
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine, Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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What Role Should Investigative Facts Play in the Evaluation of Forensic Science Evidence

Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences 43(2-3): 123-134 (2011)
Posted: 10 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

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evidence, forensic science, context, bias, blind procedures, observer effect, domain-relevant, case

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Painting the Target Around the Matching Profile: The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy in Forensic Dna Interpretation

Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 257-276, 2009.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2013
William C. Thompson
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

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DNA evidence, frequency, likelihood ratio, fallacy, sequential unmasking, DNA profile, bias, error, statistics, ACE-V