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The Functions of the Forensic Scientist . September 1, 2009. Analyzing Physical Evidence . Scientific Method- a process that uses strict guidelines to ensure careful and systematic collection, organization, and analysis of information. Who committed the crime. Frye V. United States .

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analyzing physical evidence
Analyzing Physical Evidence
  • Scientific Method- a process that uses strict guidelines to ensure careful and systematic collection, organization, and analysis of information.
  • Who committed the crime
frye v united states
Frye V. United States
  • 1923, scientific evidence presented to the court must be interpreted by the court as "generally accepted" by a meaningful segment of the associated scientific community
daubert v merrell dow pharmaceuticals
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals
  • Judge acts as the “gatekeeper”
  • Judges the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence
kumho tire co ltd v carmichael
Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. V. Carmichael
  • 1999, the Court ruled that the gate keeping role of the trial judge applied not only to scientific testimony, but to all expert testimony
providing expert testimony
Providing Expert Testimony
  • Expert witness- an individual whom the court determines to possess a particular skill or knowledge in a trade or profession that is not expected of the average person and that will aid a court in determining the truth of a matter at trial
  • Credentials in order to testify
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Video
  • Witness Testimony 1
  • Witness Testimony 2
forensic scientists
Forensic Scientists
  • Participate in training law enforcement, personnel in the proper recognition, collection, and preservation of physical evidence