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The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial

The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial
the case of DNA evidence

  • ISBN: 9781138665606
  • Editorial: Routledge
  • Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 224
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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This book explores challenges posed by the use of DNA evidence to the traditional features, procedures and principles of the criminal trial. It examines the limitations of existing theories of criminal trial processes in the face of increasing use of scientific evidence in the court room.? The research elucidates the interconnections at trial of three epistemologies, namely legal reasoning, as represented by counsel and trial judge, common sense manifested by the jury and scientific reasoning expounded by the expert witness. Sallavaci argues that while scientific reasoning is part of this hybrid of trial languages and practices, its extended use is producing specifically novel tensions which impact on the traditional criminal trial landscape.

1. DNA evidence and the criminal trial 2. Challenging the reliability of DNA evidence: lessons to learn from history 3. Towards a new regime for the admissibility of expert evidence: the impact on the criminal trial 4. The interpretation and presentation of DNA evidence 5. Evaluating the weight of scientific evidence 6. The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial


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