Legal Considerations for Acceptance of New Forensic Methods in Court
Forensic sciences, DNA
Forensic Science and Technology
DNA profiles obtained from a forensic case example can exclude an individual as a possible source of the sample or include this individual as a potential donor, often with a high degree of discrimination. Initially, courts responded cautiously to the powerful individualizing abilities of DNA, recognizing the complexity of DNA typing procedures and the difficulty of presenting such results to a jury. However, a plethora of research, evaluation, and technical advancement as well as the education of the court have transformed the attitudes of judge and jury into a level of general understanding and acceptance for human DNA typing methods.
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