Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence Third Edition pdf
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence Third Edition pdf : Pages 1035
By Committee on the Development of the Third Edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence
Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER
Supreme Court decisions during the last decade of the twentieth century mandated that federal courts examine the scientific basis of expert testimony to ensure that it meets the same rigorous standard employed by scientific researchers and practitioners outside the courtroom. Needless to say, this requirement places a demand on judges not only to comprehend the complexities of modern science
but to adjudicate between parties’ differing interpretations of scientific evidence. Science, meanwhile, advances. Methods change, new fields are born, new tests are introduced, the lexicon expands, and fresh approaches to the interpretation of causal relations evolve. Familiar terms such as enzymes and molecules are replaced by microarray expression and nanotubes; single-author research studies have now become multi-institutional, multi-author, international collaborative efforts.