Science in the court: pitfalls, challenges and solutions

Éadaoin O’Brien (Lead / Corresponding author), Niamh Nic Daeid, Sue Black

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We are at a critical juncture for the forensic sciences. A number of high-profile reports and a growing body of literature question and critically reflect on core issues pertaining to the methodologies informing forensic science and their effective use within the criminal justice system. We argue for the need for an improved association and outline key areas that require attention from practitioners operating within the fields of both forensic science and law.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20150062
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences
Issue number1674
Early online date22 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


  • Expert evidence
  • Forensic science
  • Judicial confidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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