Month June 2016

Supreme Court of Alaska on IDs

An important ruling today from the Supreme Court of Alaska – jettisoning the Supreme Court’s 1977 Manson v. Brathwaite framework in favor of more detailed and more research-informed set of factors, recommending pre-trial hearings, jury instructions, and use of experts on eyewitness memory… Continue Reading →

National Geographic on Forensics

The latest issue of National Geographic, here, on efforts to improve forensics.  “It’s been seven years since the National Academy of Sciences report called for a complete overhaul of forensic science. Some of its recommendations—to create a National Institute of… Continue Reading →

DOJ Proposed Standards for Forensic Testimony

Read here a set of proposed documents that “arose out of the department’s ongoing, multi-year effort to strengthen the practice of forensic science.  Once finalized and adopted, these documents, known as the Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports, will apply to… Continue Reading →

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