Admissibility Written Testimony

Please read the word document with the detailed instructions and links.  It is important you follow them. 

 

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Instructions

Pretend you are an expert witness that is writing a report for the jury. Pick one of the below topics, take a stance, and support your stance by using evidence from your textbook or the connected article. If you decide to write about DNA, you must use the ‘How Forensic DNA Evidence Can Lead to Wrongful ConvictionsLinks to an external site.‘ article. If you write about fingerprint evidence, you must use the ‘Fingerprints: Not a Gold StandardLinks to an external site.‘ article.  No other sources are allowed and will result in a lower grade. You must use APA version 7 citation style for your in-text citations and reference list. Quotes are not allowed and everything needs to be in your own words. Plagiarism will result in an academic complaint.

  • Does DNA meet the Frye standard of admissibility
  • Does DNA meet the Daubert standard of admissibility
  • Does fingerprint evidence meet the Frye standard of admissibility
  • Does fingerprint evidence meet the Daubert standard of admissibility

Each of the following sections are required and should have their own header. Failing to give the correct information in the correct section will result in a lower grade:

  • Introduction
  • Results & opinion
  • Broad description of the process
  • Detailed analysis
  • Information & data used

 

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