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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giannelli on Scientific Fraud

Giannelli_paul Paul C. Giannelli  (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) has posted Scientific Fraud (Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 46, 2010) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Although scientific fraud is rare, when it occurs, it needs to be identified and documented. This article discusses two of the most notorious cases in forensic science. Part I focuses on the misconduct of Fred Zain, a serologist with the West Virginia State Police crime laboratory and later with the County Medical Examiner’s laboratory in San Antonio, Texas. Part II examines the misconduct of Joyce Gilchrist, a forensic examiner with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

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