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Monday, March 8, 2021

Shestak & Ulyanova on Genetic Evidence

Viktor Shestak and Elizaveta Ulyanova (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and affiliation not provided to SSRN) have posted Features of Criminal Trials in the USA and Germany Using Genetic Evidence ((2020). Domestic forensics: yesterday, today, tomorrow. International scientific and practical conference on the topic (21 December 2020). Moscow: Moscow State University) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The article deals with certain issues of using genetic information as evidence in a trial. The authors investigated the stages of the trial in the United States and Germany, at which the specified type of evidence can affect the final court decision, identified some features and contradictions in the use of genetic evidence at specific stages. The judicial practice in criminal cases of the considered category is analyzed. The influence of this kind of evidence on the general course of the case is studied. The use of such evidence is critically assessed.

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