Monday, October 7, 2019

Research paper of the day: Researchers probe public beliefs about the accuracy and importance of 10 forensic science techniques. (And the conclusions may surprise you. HL);

PASSAGE OF THE DAY: "Respondents still believe that forensic evidence is a key part of a criminal case with nearly 40% of respondents believing that the absence of forensic evidence is sufficient for a prosecutor to drop the case and that the presence of forensic evidence, even if other forms of evidence suggest that the defendant is not guilty, is enough to convict the defendant."


STUDY: "Public Beliefs About the Accuracy and Importance of Forensic Evidence in the United States by Jacob Kaplan, Shichun Ling, Maria Cuellar," posted by  SSRN on September 14, 2019. (SSRN´s eLibrary provides 887,268 research papers from 425,840 researchers across 30 disciplines.)

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