Certainty, Indvidualisation and the Subjective Nature of Expert Fingerprint Evidence

26 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2015 Last revised: 16 Dec 2015

Simon A. Cole

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

Andrew J. Roberts

Melbourne Law School

Date Written: August 12, 2012

Abstract

This article provides a critical evaluation of the findings of the Fingerprint Inquiry Report and considers the implications of those findings for practice and the presentation of fingerprint evidence in criminal trials.

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

Suggested Citation

Cole, Simon A. and Roberts, Andrew J., Certainty, Indvidualisation and the Subjective Nature of Expert Fingerprint Evidence (August 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2703676 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2703676

Simon A. Cole

University of California - Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society ( email )

2340 Social Ecology 2, RM
Irvine, CA 92697
949-824-1443 (Phone)
949-824-3001 (Fax)

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

Andrew J. Roberts (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton
Victoria, 3052
Australia

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