Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Journal or Book Title

Judicature

Volume

102

Issue

1

First Page

18

Last Page

27

Abstract

Big changes are occurring in forensic science, particularly among experts who compare the patterns found in fingerprints, footwear impressions, toolmarks, handwriting, and the like. Forensic examiners are reaching conclusions in new ways and changing the language they use in reports and testimony. This article explains these changes and the challenges they pose for lawyers and judges.

Comments

This is an article published as Thompson, William C., Joelle Vuille, Franco Taroni, and Alex Bidermann. "After uniqueness: the evolution of forensic science opinions." Judicature 102 (2018): 18. Posted with permission of CSAFE.

Copyright Owner

Duke University School of Law

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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