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Cited by the National Academy of Sciences in its 2009 report on the nation's forensic science system as the resource for learning about the latest forensic techniques and scientific concepts used in collecting and evaluating evidence, and by the U.S. Supreme Court in its leading decisions, Daubert v. Merrell Dow and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, Scientific Evidence is authored by five of the nation's foremost authorities on the subject. Organized logically and written in clear terms for the active litigator, Scientific Evidence first covers rules and precedents relating to admissibility, constitutional limitations, discovery, expert testimony, laboratory reports, and chain of custody. It then analyzes the most frequently encountered scientific evidence and the latest developments in scientific evidence, the use of probabilistic genotyping software to analyze complex DNA samples, neuroscience, facial recognition, drugged driving testing, blockchain, and the use of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in drug testing.
Now more than ever, it's imperative that defense counsel, prosecutors, civil litigators, and judges keep abreast of scientific techniques to demonstrate or disprove a connection between forensic evidence and an individual. This three-volume resource provides:
- Comprehensive overview of cutting-edge scientific techniques;
- Clearly written technical chapters reviewed by leading experts;
- Extensive citations to statutory authority and the latest case law;
- The grounding in fact attorneys need to work with expert witnesses;
- Annual supplementation to incorporate the latest scientific and legal developments.
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Table of contents
Group One: Pretrial and Trial Evidence; Constitutional Concerns
CHAPTER 1 - EXPERT TESTIMONY
CHAPTER 2 - STATISTICAL EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 3 - SECURING EXPERT ASSISTANCE
CHAPTER 4 - DISCOVERY, LABORATORY REPORTS, AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY
CHAPTER 5 - CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES RELATED TO SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERT EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 6 - LABORATORY REPORTS, CONFRONTATION, AUTHENTICATION, AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY
Group Two: Behavioral and Social Science Evidence
CHAPTER 7 - SOCIAL SCIENCE EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 8 - EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION
CHAPTER 9 - POLYGRAPH AND DECEPTION TESTS
CHAPTER 10 - [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 11 - [RESERVED]
Group Three: Feature Comparison Matching
CHAPTER 12 - FINGERPRINTS
CHAPTER 13 - FIREARMS, TOOLMARK AND RELATED EXAMINATIONS
CHAPTER 14 - QUESTIONED DOCUMENT EXAMINATION
CHAPTER 15 - VOICE IDENTIFICATION AND FACIAL RECOGNITION
CHAPTER 16 - [RESERVED]
Group Four: Genetic Markers and Pathology
CHAPTER 17 - GENETIC MARKERS OTHER THAN DNA
CHAPTER 18 - THE DNA GENETIC MARKER
CHAPTER 19 - PATHOLOGY
CHAPTER 20 - [RESERVED]
Group Five: Testing For Substances and Trace Analysis
CHAPTER 21 - TOXICOLOGY
CHAPTER 22 - INTOXICATION TESTING
CHAPTER 23 - DRUG IDENTIFICATION
CHAPTER 23A - Code of Professional Practice for Drug Analysts
CHAPTER 24 - TRACE EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 24A - Forensic Glass Examination
CHAPTER 25 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
CHAPTER 26 - DIGITAL EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 27 - [RESERVED]
Group Six: Forensic Evidence at the Scene
CHAPTER 28 - ARSON
CHAPTER 29 - EVENT RECONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 30 - [RESERVED]