Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (2):328-341 (2006)
AbstractBoth opponents and proponents of the death penalty express faith in science and in DNA evidence to justify their positions. This article examines the production of forensic evidence as a social activity and suggests that tendencies toward bias and error may not apply symmetrically in inculpation and exoneration contexts
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