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The Resource The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial : the case of DNA evidence, Oriola Sallavaci

The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial : the case of DNA evidence, Oriola Sallavaci

Label
The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial : the case of DNA evidence
Title
The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial
Title remainder
the case of DNA evidence
Statement of responsibility
Oriola Sallavaci
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The English criminal trial is of central importance in the structure of the criminal justice system. It is traditionally perceived as a public, oral and continuous event in which the prosecution case is presented and tested by professional lawyers in front of an impartial adjudicator and the verdict of guilty beyond reasonable doubt reached by the jury is based solely on the evidence presented to the court. Today the contested criminal trial faces many challenges which affect its traditional principles and values, features and procedures as well as its very existence. This book considers how the increasing use of and reliance upon scientific evidence in the fact finding process is a significant factor in challenging the traditional principles and procedures of criminal trial. While exploring the use of DNA evidence it identifies challenges which until now have received remarkably little attention. The book draws on interviews with key personnel including forensic scientists, lawyers and police to examine some of the limitations of existing theories of the criminal trial process in the face of the increased use of scientific evidence in the court room. The book contends that tensions arise when scientific evidence is relied upon at trial in part because of its complexity but also because of the scientific illiteracy of many trial actors, unfounded expectations as to what scientific evidence can and cannot do, and inadequate pre-trial communication between lawyers and experts. The book concludes by advocating measures to help question undue deference to scientific reasoning currently frequently mirrored in trial narratives which can mislead the jury"--
  • "This book explores challenges posed by the use of DNA evidence to the traditional features, procedures and principles of the criminal trial. It examines some limitations of existing theories of the criminal trial process in the face of the increased use of scientific evidence in the court room. The research elucidates the interconnections at trial of three epistemologies, namely legal reasoning, as represented by counsel and trial judge, common sense manifested by the jury and scientific reasoning expounded by the expert witness. Scientific reasoning is part of this hybrid of trial languages and practices but its extended use is producing specifically novel tensions which impact on the traditional criminal trial landscape. Through the lens of DNA evidence, Oriola Sallavaci investigates how far the use of scientific evidence in the fact finding process poses challenges for the adversarial character of the proceedings and rules of evidence; how it affects the role of the judge, jury and expert witness, as well as the principle of orality and continuity of the trial. In comparing the challenges faced in English common law trials to those of the USA, this book has international scope, and will be of great use and interest to students and researchers of Criminal Law and Practice, Policing, and Forensics in Law"--
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Sallavaci, Oriola
Dewey number
345.42/064
Index
index present
LC call number
KD8385
LC item number
.S25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • LAW / General
  • LAW / Criminal Law / General
  • LAW / Evidence
Label
The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial : the case of DNA evidence, Oriola Sallavaci
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Principles and Features of the Criminal Trial -- Challenging the Reliability of DNA Evidence -- The Admissibility of Expert Evidence -- The Interpretation and Presentation of DNA Evidence -- Evaluating the Weight of Scientific Evidence -- The Impact of the Scientific Evidence on the Criminal Trial
Control code
854994461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780415720205
Lccn
2013031162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)854994461
Label
The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial : the case of DNA evidence, Oriola Sallavaci
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Principles and Features of the Criminal Trial -- Challenging the Reliability of DNA Evidence -- The Admissibility of Expert Evidence -- The Interpretation and Presentation of DNA Evidence -- Evaluating the Weight of Scientific Evidence -- The Impact of the Scientific Evidence on the Criminal Trial
Control code
854994461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780415720205
Lccn
2013031162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)854994461

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