Document Type

Article

Conference

Symposium on "Forensics, Statistics, and Law"

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Virginia Journal of Criminal Law

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

7

Conference Date

Monday, March 26, 2018

City

Charlottesville, VA

Abstract

Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc., that federal judges must conduct a scientific gatekeeping inquiry before admitting expert evidence.1 That ruling reshaped how judges evaluate scientific and expert evidence. In 2000, Federal Rule of Evidence 702 was revised to comport with the Daubert ruling and many state courts adopted either the Daubert rule or the Federal Rule 702.2 The Daubert ruling coincided with a surge in scientific research relevant to criminal cases, including the development of modem DNA testing that both exonerated hundreds of individuals and provided more accurate evidence of guilt. 3 At the same time, the scientific community

Comments

This is the introduction to a symposium published as Garrett, Brandon L. "Introduction: Symposium on “Forensics, Statistics, and Law”." Virginia Journal of Criminal Law 6, no. 2 (2018): 1. Posted with permission of CSAFE.

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Language

en

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