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
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
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