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Forensic science standards in fast-changing environments

Sommer, Peter (2010). Forensic science standards in fast-changing environments. Science and Justice, 50(1) pp. 12–17.

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Regulatory trends in forensic science point strongly to the need for exhaustive testing of all findings and tools. At the same time a number of jurisdictions suggest a judicial test for the admissibility of novel scientific evidence. But in fields such as computers and cellphones, the rate of change is faster than the normal times required for peer-reviewed publication. One route to admitting less-than-perfect findings from forensic science is via a re-evaluation of the role of expert evidence and in particular pre-trial meetings between experts.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Elsevier B.V
ISSN: 1355-0306
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 19455
Depositing User: Peter Sommer
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 13:17
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:07
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