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Quality of the Evidence and Reliability of the Conviction

Quality of the Evidence and Reliability of the Conviction

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  • Paul C. Giannelli AKE V. OKLAHOMA: THE RIGHT TO EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN A POST-DAUBERT, POST-DNA WORLD Paul C. Giannelli AKE V. OKLAHOMA: THE RIGHT TO EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN A POST-DAUBERT, POST-DNA WORLD
  • See Boris Geller et al., A Chronological Review of Fingerprint Forgery, 44 J. Forensic Sci. 963 (1999) (discussing history of fingerprint forgeries); Mark Hansen, Troopers' Wrongdoing Taints Cases, A.B.A. J., Mar. 1994, at 22 (discussing numerous cases of evidence fabrication, "usually [involving] fingerprints," by New York State Police troopers). ; . In Actual Innocence, Barry *1320 Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and Jim Dwyer reported the findings of a Cardozo Law School Innocence Project study of 62 DNA exonerations secured in the United States; one of the more astounding conclusions was that a third of these cases involved "tainted or fraudulent science. ;
  • U.S. Dep't of Justice, Office of the Inspector Gen., The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation into Laboratory Practices and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related Cases 217-43 (1997); see also John F. Kelly & Phillip K. Wearne, Tainting Evidence: Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab (1998); David Johnston, F.B.I. Lab Practices Faulted in Oklahoma Bomb Inquiry, N.Y. Times, Jan. 31, 1997, at A1.
  • f/n 14 philosopher C.A.J. Coady
  • 153 One suspects that control problems are perceived to be more worrisome where the law operates through an adversary system
  • He had earned numerous degrees, including a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Princeton, and he had taught mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky since 1973. He had testified as an expert witness on multi-piece rims in over one hundred cases in forty-nine states, and he had studied this type of rim for twenty-six years.

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