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Brief of Amici Curiae, Long v. Hooks, No. 18-6980 (4th Cir.)

Published: 2018
Primary Author: Brandon Garrett

This brief is signed by scholars representing a variety of disciplines, including law, ethics, forensic science, medicine, and statistics. The scholars have an interest in the quality and improvement of forensic science. Amici believe that forensic analyses should be disclosed, not matter whether the results are inculpatory, exculpatory, or non-probative, as a matter of professional ethics, sound science, and law. Amici are also interested in improving the administration of justice in general and the quality of evidence presented at criminal trials in particular. Amici are concerned that failure to disclose forensic conclusions can contribute to wrongful convictions.

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