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Issues in crime & justice (Lanham, Md.)
Judge Donald Shelton provides an accessible overview of the legal issues, from the history of evidence in court, to "gatekeeper" judges determining what evidence can be allowed, to the "CSI effect" in juries. The book describes and evaluates various kinds of evidence, including DNA, fingerprints, handwriting, hair, bite marks, tool marks, firearms and bullets, fire and arson investigation, and bloodstain evidence. --from publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-175) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The history and development of forensic scientific evidence The problem of junk science : Frye and the Daubert Triology DNA : the new gold standard The "who" question More "who" questions The "how" question The "whether" question : social science evidence in criminal cases Jurors and forensic science evidence.
KF9674 .S53 2011
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,