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 (16)

1.

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
Downloads 808 (20,542)
Citation 14

Abstract:

Evidence, experts, forensic science, observer effects, context effects, expectation, suggestion, Kumho

2.

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
Downloads 695 (14,154)

Abstract:

DNA, identification, error, contamination, forensic, statistic, frame

3.

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 D. Mueller and Dan E. Krane
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine and Wright State University
Downloads 205 (90,356)

Abstract:

forensic, DNA, evidence, statistic, error, drop out, LCN, low template, Cybergenetics

4.

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 205 (92,549)
Citation 1

Abstract:

context, bias, blind, observer effect, domain-relevant, case manager

5.

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
Downloads 197 (52,759)
Citation 2

Abstract:

DNA, statistic, evidence, trial, jury, media

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
Downloads 132 (178,533)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 2 (554,355)

Abstract:

7.

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 78 (210,013)
Citation 2

Abstract:

forensic, identification evidence, evidentiary comparisons, bullet lead, CBLA

8.

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 45 (305,804)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Selection, Juror bias, Juror decision making

9.

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 36 (256,165)
Citation 3

Abstract:

wrongful conviction, error, evidence, forensic science, organizational theory, bad apple, Houston, crime laboratory

10.

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
Downloads 30 (356,725)

Abstract:

law, evidence, statistics, Bayes, likelihood ratio, probability, source, forensic science, shoeprint

11.

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
Downloads 24 (353,393)

Abstract:

forensic science, national research council, validation, evidence, admissibility

12.

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 University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law & Society
Downloads 21 (378,284)

Abstract:

evidence, DNA, post-conviction, miscarriage of justice, appeal, death penalty, criminal procedure

13.

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 Stewart Morrison and William C. Thompson
Independent Forensic Consultant and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 0 (281,554)

Abstract:

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

14.

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 J. Newman
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 0 (102,203)

Abstract:

Bayesian models, evidence, forensic science, jury decision making, probability

15.

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

Abstract:

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

16.

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

Abstract:

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