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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cole & Scheck on Fingerprints and Miscarriages of Justice

Simon A. Cole and Barry Scheck (University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School, Co Founder Innocence Project, Partner, Neufeld Scheck & Brustin) have posted Appendix to 'Fingerprints and Miscarriages of Justice: 'Other' Types of Error and a Post-Conviction Right to Database Searching,' (Albany Law Review, Vol. 81, No.3, 2017- 2018) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This Appendix gives one case example of each fingerprint error type discussed in Table 3 of the Article “Fingerprints and Miscarriages of Justice: ‘Other’ Types of Error and A Post-Conviction Right to Database Searching,” for which we know of an actual case. Cases were selected for recentness, novelty (not widely discussed elsewhere in the literature), and the degree to which they illustrate the problem we are discussing. In footnotes, we also list the other known cases of this error type.

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