Tagged: fingerprint evidence

ID by fingerprints: not fact but opinion - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford May 29, 2012

Many people in New Zealand still seem unaware of the substantial shake-up going on in forensic science globally. Alot of it has come from the USA National Academy of Science’s review on forensic science. Some has come from the UK Law Commission’s review of forensic science practices. One of the many areas of interest is (read more) … Read More

Forensic science: validation and incompetence - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Feb 12, 2010

U.S. academics at UCLA are being granted funds to consider error rates in latent fingerprint evidence.  Some would ask whether or not this sort of exercise should have been completed loooong ago.  As with any other area of applied science, regular review should be undertaken.  Unfortunately, this is not something that necessarily occurs in forensic [...] … Read More