Class Notes (837,539)
Canada (510,303)
Anthropology (869)

Lecture 31 – Forensic Casework

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Anthropology 2235A/B
Eldon Molto

Lecture 31 – Forensic Casework  Everything begins at the crime scene  Different specialists have different skills  In order for an evidentiary item to have probative value relative to an exemplar sample, must establish ‘context’ and ‘continuity’  Continuity begins at the crime scene and ends in court o Keep track of evidence throughout the investigation  Always have to assume a case will go to court  Each technique has its own approaches to individuation o Qualitative vs. quantitative assessment  Expert Witness Testimony o Our system is adversarial, also controversial o Under Daubert new criteria for admissibility o Judge is the gatekeeper  Decision maker on what is and is not shown in court  Adversarial o Legally trained minds value testimonial evidence and trust vigorous cross examination to expose its weaknesses o CSI effect in court o Lawyer speak and science speak are world’s apart  Lawyers trained to manipulate words  Expert Witness Testimony from Daubert Recommendations and Rules of Engagement o Continuity of known (exemplar) and unknown (evidentiary) samples o Disclosure (the scientific paper trail) o The qualifications of the expert (papers, courses, professional
More Less

Related notes for Anthropology 2235A/B

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.