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This episode of the UofGLaw Podcast features a guest lecture by Professor Brandon L Garrett, who visited the School on 29 January. Brandon L Garrett is a Professor of Law at Duke University, where his research focuses on the US criminal… Continue Reading →

Proficiency, Forensics, and Jurors

Forthcoming in Behavioral Sciences and Law Greg Mitchell and I examine in this Article how jurors evaluate forensic proficiency tests in Fingerprints on Trial: How to Correct Juror Misconceptions About Fingerprint Examiner Proficiency. As this table shows, jurors are quite calibrated in… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Forensics Forum at Duke Law. The Forensic Science Blog aims to impartially cover recent events relating to forensic science, including all forms of scientific evidence relevant in criminal cases, as well as new scientific research, policy developments, and… Continue Reading →

One year ago – Sue Ballou speaks at CSAFE conference at UVA

Bite Mark Data

In February, the Innocence Project filed a lawsuit asking for access to the federal archive of bite mark convictions at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The Innocence Project believes that accessing the cases could “hold the key” to… Continue Reading →

Geneological DNA Analysis

A BuzzFeed News article by Peter Aldhous, published in February, described the newly emerging genealogical DNA analysis industry, centered around two private forensic science services. The piece, “The Golden State Killer Arrest has Spawned a New Forensic Science Industry,” also… Continue Reading →

2009 NAS Report Literature Review

A Literature Review, by Paul Gianelli, re. the 2009 NAS Report 

Judge Rakoff on Forensics

Judge Jed Rakoff, a district court judge in the Southern District of New York, recently spoke in a video by Inside Science describing how types of forensic evidence “continue[] to be routinely admitted by the courts, both state and federal,… Continue Reading →

Duke Law Forensics Events

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Duke Law School will host two forensic evidence programs in March 2019. Getting Forensics Right: Strengthening the Connection Between Forensics, Statistics, and Law Ten Years After “A Path Forward” https://law.duke.edu/events/scientific-evidence/ Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • 12:30 PM • Law School… Continue Reading →

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