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dc.creatorEpstein, Jules
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-20T20:21:41Z
dc.date.available2021-07-20T20:21:41Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationJules Epstein, Looking Backwards at Old Cases: When Science Moves Forward, 106 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY (2016).
dc.identifier.citationAvailable at: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/jclc/vol106/iss1/3
dc.identifier.issn0091-4169
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6735
dc.description.abstractForensic evidence—be it in the form of science-derived analyses such as DNA profiling or drug identification, or in more subjective analyses such as pattern or impression [latent print, handwriting, firearms] examinations—is prevalent and often critical in criminal prosecutions. Yet, while the criminal court processes prize finality of verdicts, science evolves and often proves that earlier analyses were inadequate or plainly wrong. This article examines the tension between those two concerns by focusing on the 2015 decision of the United States Supreme Court in Maryland v. Kulbicki, addresses the inadequacies of the Court’s analysis, and suggests some factors for judges confronted with changing science to weigh when reviewing convictions where the forensic evidence was core to the prosecution’s proof.
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartJournal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 106, Iss. 1
dc.relation.isreferencedbyNorthwestern University
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectLaws, regulations, and rules
dc.subjectForensic evidence
dc.subjectUnited States Supreme Court
dc.titleLooking Backwards at Old Cases: When Science Moves Forward
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6717
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. James E. Beasley School of Law
dc.temple.creatorEpstein, Jules
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-20T20:21:41Z


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