The Five Functions of Forensic Science and the Validation Issues They Raise: A Piece to Incite Discussion on Validation

17 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2018

Date Written: October 21, 2017

Abstract

In this piece I posit that there are generally five separate functions that forensic science evidence can play in the trial of criminal cases, and that each of these functions raises slightly different validity issues and suggests slightly different approaches to determining those issues.

Keywords: forensic science, expert evidence, criminal trials, evidence, criminal evidence, criminal law, validity

Suggested Citation

Risinger, D. Michael, The Five Functions of Forensic Science and the Validation Issues They Raise: A Piece to Incite Discussion on Validation (October 21, 2017). Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3123154 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3123154

D. Michael Risinger (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University School of Law ( email )

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Newark, NJ 07102-5210
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