The goal of this Note is to evaluate the requirements for admitting scientific evidence in criminal cases. Part I discusses Confrontation Clause case law since Ohio v. Roberts, ex-amines the standards for the admission of scientific evidence, and considers the weaknesses of cross-examination and eye-witness testimony. Part II discusses actions that can be taken to improve the quality of scientific information available to defense attorneys, prosecutors, the courts, and the public. This Note concludes that holding scientific evidence to the Daubert v. Merrel Dow Pharmacueticals, Inc. standard, coupled with public disclosure, facilitates the just and effective operation of our criminal justice system.
The Admission of Scientific Evidence in a Post-Crawford World.
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