Professional Responsibilty: Development and Enforcement of Standards within United States Crime Laboratories for the Genetic Marker Typing of Physiological Stain Evidence
There have been recent challenges in United States’ courts to the admissibility of evidence derived from genetic marker typing of physiological stain evidence. In at least two instances, higher courts have ruled that the expert witness who has offered such evidence is unqualified to testify in regard to its reliability. These opinions raise some interesting questions regarding the status and role of the crime laboratory analyst within the criminal justice system and his relationship to the scientific community.
KeywordsCriminal Justice System Professional Community Expert Witness Educational Requirement Polygraph Test
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