A Critical Gap: Addressing the Reliability of Forensic Science Evidence

Ward, Tony and Wortley, Natalie (2017) A Critical Gap: Addressing the Reliability of Forensic Science Evidence. In: Criminal Bar Association Spring Conference 2017 - Expert Evidence, 20th May 2017, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper draws on the article 'Forensic Science, Scientific Validity and Reliability: Advice from America' (Ward, Edmond, Martire & Wortley, [2017] Crim LR 357), which considers the implications for English criminal courts of a major Report on forensic science from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, defining the concept of “validity” and showing how a number of forensic sciences fall short of this standard. Our conference paper focuses on how expert evidence of questionable validity can be controlled by measures short of exclusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Natalie Wortley
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 16:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32047

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