Simon A. Cole

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

Associate Professor

2340 Social Ecology 2, RM

Irvine, CA 92697

http://www.seweb.uci.edu/faculty/cole/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

CSI and its Effects: Media, Juries, and the Burden of Proof

New England Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 30 Oct 2007
Simon A. Cole 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 2,701 (2,205)
Citation 3

Abstract:

CSI effect, forensic science, burden of proof, reasonable doubt, media, juries

2.

Investigating the 'CSI Effect' Effect: Media and Litigation Crisis in Criminal Law

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 6, 2009
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 May 2009 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2009
Simon A. Cole 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 1,712 (3,598)

Abstract:

CSI, juries, media, litigation explosion, forensic science, television, acquittal

3.

Science and the Death Penalty: DNA, Innocence, and the Debate over Capital Punishment in the United States

Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 603-633, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 May 2009 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2009
Jay D. Aronson and Simon A. Cole
Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 615 (27,783)

Abstract:

death penalty, capital punishment, science, DNA, innocence, abolition

4.

More than Zero: Accounting for Error in Latent Fingerprint Identification

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 95, No. 3, 2005
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 30 Oct 2007
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 537 (34,762)
Citation 7

Abstract:

fingerprint, error

5.

Out of the Daubert Fire and into the Fryeing Pan? Self-Validation, Meta-Expertise and the Admissibility of Latent Print Evidence in Frye Jurisdictions

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 453-541, 2008
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 20 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2008
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 435 (50,956)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Frye, fingerprint, expert evidence, general acceptance, relevant scientific community, meta-expert

6.

The Need for a Research Culture in the Forensic Sciences

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-20, The Pennsylvania State University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 5-2011
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 17 May 2014
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University College London (UCL), Independent, West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics, California State University, East Bay, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Seton Hall University School of Law, Independent, Indiana University and Stoney Forensic, Inc.
Downloads 373 (27,890)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Forensic Science, Research Culture

7.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Thinking About Expert Evidence as Expert Testimony

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Sep 2008
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 229 (100,221)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Daubert, expert evidence, fingerprints, forensic science, expert testimony, science and technology studies

8.

Toward Evidence-Based Evidence: Supporting Forensic Knowledge Claims in the Post-Daubert Era

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2009
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 225 (96,906)

Abstract:

Daubert, fingerprints, evidence, evidence-based medicine, forensic science

9.

Forensic Science and Wrongful Convictions: From Exposer to Contributor to Corrector

New England Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2012, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-61
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2012
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 199 (97,728)

Abstract:

forensic science, wrongful conviction, miscarriages of justice, innocence

10.

Acculturating Forensic Science: What is ‘Scientific Culture’, and How Can Forensic Science Adopt It?

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2010, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-22
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2014
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 129 (140,263)

Abstract:

Forensic Science, National Research Council, National Academy of Science, Scientific Culture, Scientific Method

11.

Admissibility Compared: The Reception of Incriminating Expert Evidence (i.e., Forensic Science) in Four Adversarial Jurisdictions

(2014) 3 University of Denver Criminal Law Review 31-109
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 07 Mar 2014
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law and Melbourne Law School
Downloads 113 (114,601)

Abstract:

Criminal law, Criminal procedure, Admissibility, Expert evidence, Forensic science, Comparative law

12.

Don’t Shoot the Messenger by One of the Messengers: A Response to Merlino Et Al.

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2009, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2010-20
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2010
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 41 (312,622)

Abstract:

Daubert, Merlino, fingerprint, validity, Hyatt, reliability

13.

Symmetry, Adversarialism, Scholarly Convention, and Latent Print Identification: A Reply to Merlino and Springer

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Aug 2010
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 19 (400,633)

Abstract:

fingerprint, Merlino, valdity, adversarialism, Daubert, Hyatt, expert evidence

A Retail Sampling Approach to Assess Impact of Geographic Concentrations on Probative Value of Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis

Law, Probability and Risk, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 199-216, 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, Forensic Engineering International, University of South Florida - Department of Criminology and University of California, Irvine - Department of Statistics
Downloads 18 (451,420)

Abstract:

comparative bullet lead analysis, compositional analysis of bullet lead, geographic concentration, geographic distribution, probative value, National Research Council, forensic bullet composition comparisons, forensic bullet evidence

A Retail Sampling Approach to Assess Impact of Geographic Concentrations on Probative Value of Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis

Law, Probability and Risk, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 199-216, 2005
Posted: 17 Jul 2008
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

comparative bullet lead analysis, compositional analysis of bullet lead, geographic concentration, geographic distribution, probative value, National Research Council, forensic bullet composition comparisons, forensic bullet evidence

15.

Is Fingerprint Identification Valid? Rhetorics of Reliability in Fingerprint Proponents' Discourse

Law & Policy, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 109-135, January 2006
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 12 (466,181)
Citation 1

Abstract:

16.

The Reliability of Latent Print Individualization: Brief of Amici Curiae Submitted on Behalf of Scientists and Scholars by the New England Innocence Project, Commonwealth v. Patterson

42(No. 1) Crim. Law Bulletin 21 (2006)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Apr 2015
New England Law | Boston, APEX Consulting, Illinois State University - Department of Politics and Government, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Human Factors Consultants, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Psychology, Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, Duquesne University - School of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, University of Lethbridge and Northwestern University
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Abstract:

Evidence, fingerprint identification, ACE-V methodology, latent fingerprint examiners, latent fingerprint individualization, simultaneous fingerprint impressions, expert testimony, crime laboratories

17.

Certainty, Indvidualisation and the Subjective Nature of Expert Fingerprint Evidence

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2015
Simon A. Cole and Andrew J. Roberts
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Melbourne Law School
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Abstract:

Fingerprint Enquiry Report; Expert Testimony; Forensic Science; Fingerprint Comparison

18.

The Social and Legal Construction of Suspects

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 2, pp. 39-60, 2006
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Simon A. Cole and Michael Lynch
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Cornell University - Department of Science and Technology Studies

Abstract:

19.

Who Speaks for Science? A Response to the National Academy of Sciences Report on Forensic Science

Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 25-46, 2010
Posted: 22 Mar 2010
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Abstract:

National Academy of Science, forensic science, fingerprint, expert witnesses, general acceptance

20.

Forensics Without Uniqueness, Conclusions Without Individualization: The New Epistemology of Forensic Identification

Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 233-255, 2009
Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Simon A. Cole
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Abstract:

individualization, unique, forensic identification, philosophy, epistemology, fingerprint

21.

Beyond the Individuality of Fingerprints: A Measure of Simulated Computer Latent Print Source Attribution Accuracy

Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 165-189, 2008
Posted: 06 May 2009
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law & Society and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

biometrics, error analysis, fingerprint identification, latent prints