Speaking of Evidence: An Empirical Study of the Reporting of Forensic Conclusions in US Criminal Trials
14 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2009 Last revised: 19 Sep 2009
Date Written: August 3, 2009
This paper uses trial transcript data to try to determine the empirical reality of expert testimony in actual US criminal trials about a variety of forensic techniques, including latent prints, firearms and toolmarks, forensic document analyses, and forensic DNA profiling.
Keywords: forensic, expert, evidence, fingerprint, testimony, transcript
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