10-19-13: Judging Science: Evidence and Courts

BIO: Former prosecutor Marcia Clark, author of KILLER AMBITION, will discuss the rules of evidence and how new scientific technologies become accepted by courts, what can go wrong to keep evidence out of a trial, and some of the ways forensic science is used in the plots of her legal thrillers.



Marcia Clark

Basics of forensic law

Nolo’s legal dictionary

Federal Court Basics

Overview of US Court System

Rulings in legal challenges to fingerprints

Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute – Evidence Page

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Judge Donald E. Shelton has published several studies about forensic science and the courts Selected Works of Honorable Donald E. Shelton on Forensic Science

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