DNA as Evidence in the Courtroom

David H. Kaye , Frederick R. Bieber and Damir Primorac (respectively, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Independent, and Primorac & Partners) have posted DNA as Evidence in the Courtroom (Forensic DNA Applications: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 509-25 (Dragan Primorac & Moses Schanfield eds. 2014)) on SSRN.

Here is the abstract:

This paper appears in Forensic DNA Applications: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, a textbook and reference work on forensic molecular biology prepared for the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences. Originally submitted in January 2012, the chapter outlines the legal principles that govern the admissibility of scientific evidence, briefly surveys the history of legal challenges to forensic DNA typing, and simply identifies some current legal issues in the use of the technology in trials.


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