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After Uniqueness: The Evolution of Forensic Science Opinion

Journal: Judicature
Published: 2018
Primary Author: Alex Biedermann
Secondary Authors: William C. Thompson, Joelle Vuille, Franco Taroni

Big changes are occurring in forensic science, particularly among experts who compare the patterns found in fingerprints, footwear impressions, toolmarks, handwriting, and the like. Forensic examiners are reaching conclusions in new ways and changing the language they use in reports and testimony. This article explains these changes and the challenges they pose for lawyers and judges.

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