DNA as Evidence in the Courtroom

Forensic DNA Applications: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 509-25 (Dragan Primorac & Moses Schanfield eds. 2014)

Penn State Law Research Paper No. 47-2014

19 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2014 Last revised: 20 Aug 2015

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David H. Kaye

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law; Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science

Frederick Bieber

Harvard University - Harvard Medical School

Damir Primorac

Primorac & Partners

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This paper appears in Forensic DNA Applications: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, a textbook and reference work on forensic molecular biology prepared for the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences. Originally submitted in January 2012, the chapter outlines the legal principles that govern the admissibility of scientific evidence, briefly surveys the history of legal challenges to forensic DNA typing, and simply identifies some current legal issues in the use of the technology in trials.

Keywords: DNA evidence, probability evidence, database searches, low template DNA

Suggested Citation

Kaye, David H. and Bieber, Frederick and Primorac, Damir, DNA as Evidence in the Courtroom (2014). Forensic DNA Applications: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 509-25 (Dragan Primorac & Moses Schanfield eds. 2014); Penn State Law Research Paper No. 47-2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540123

David H. Kaye (Contact Author)

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Frederick Bieber

Harvard University - Harvard Medical School ( email )

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Damir Primorac

Primorac & Partners ( email )

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