Journal article

Model forensic science

G Edmond, B Found, K Martire, K Ballantyne, D Hamer, R Searston, M Thompson, E Cunliffe, R Kemp, M San Roque, J Tangen, R Dioso-Villa, A Ligertwood, D Hibbert, D White, G Ribeiro, G Porter, A Towler, A Roberts

Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016

Abstract

© 2016 Australian Academy of Forensic SciencesThis article provides an explanation of the duties and responsibilities owed by forensic practitioners (and other expert witnesses) when preparing for and presenting evidence in criminal proceedings. It is written in the shadow of reports by the National Academy of Sciences (US), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (US), the Scottish Fingerprint Inquiry and a recent publication entitled ‘How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for Lawyers’. The article examines potential responses to questions focused on the need for scientific research, validation, uncertainties, limitations and error, contextual bias and the way expert ..

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