in. The Changing Paradigm. Forensic. by Dr David Klatzow. Science. Justicia (aka “Lady Justice”). Janós Blaschke, The Goddess Themis , 1786. Is this what we h ave become?. “The surest way
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by Dr David Klatzow
(aka “Lady Justice”)
Janós Blaschke, The Goddess Themis, 1786
to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to holdin higher ESTEEMthose who think alikethan those who think differently.”
See Davie v Edinburgh Magistrates, 1953
SC 34 of 40 quoted in Phipson on Evidence
13th Edition at 574
Also Maritime & General Insurance Company v
Sky Unit Engineering
1989 (1) SA 867
Chicago Tribune, 17 Oct 2004
and the Maguires
Up to 25% of matching striations
can be by chance alone
is vulnerable to
I Dror et al Forensic Science International,
2006, 156: 74,77
Strengthening Forensic Science, pg 87
Research by Dror
et al has shown that:
…experienced fingerprint examiners
do not necessarily agree with their
own past conclusions when the
examination is presented later in a
…are largely subjective.
…observed that validity of fundamental assumptions of uniqueness and reproducibility has not yet been fully demonstrated.
Many of the rules of thumb used to indicate
accelerant are simply not true.
MJ Saks & JJ Koehler