Appendix to 'Fingerprints and Miscarriages of Justice: 'Other' Types of Error and a Post-Conviction Right to Database Searching,'
11 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last revised: 9 Jul 2018
Date Written: May 1, 2018
This Appendix gives one case example of each fingerprint error type discussed in Table 3 of the Article “Fingerprints and Miscarriages of Justice: ‘Other’ Types of Error and A Post-Conviction Right to Database Searching,” for which we know of an actual case. Cases were selected for recentness, novelty (not widely discussed elsewhere in the literature), and the degree to which they illustrate the problem we are discussing. In footnotes, we also list the other known cases of this error type.
Keywords: fingerprints, miscarriages of justice, wrongful conviction, error, databases, AFIS, post-conviction
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