Evidence

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Irreparable Misidentifications and Reliability: Reassessing the Threshold for Admissibility of Eyewitness Identification, Villanova Law Review (2013)

To be admitted at trial, an eyewitness identification resulting from a police-conducted procedure must be...

 

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Ruminations on an Ethical Issue When Examining the Child Witness: Zealous Advocacy or Destroying Evidence, Widener Law Review (2013)

The prosecution of Earl Bradley, based on a cache of videotape evidence confirming horrific abuse...

 
The NAS and the Courts: A Three-Year Perspective, Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom (2013)
 

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DNA for the Defense Bar (with The National Institute of Justice) (2012)
 

Criminal Law and Procedure

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Ruminations on an Ethical Issue When Examining the Child Witness: Zealous Advocacy or Destroying Evidence, Widener Law Review (2013)

The prosecution of Earl Bradley, based on a cache of videotape evidence confirming horrific abuse...

 

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Should Delaware Execute its Death Row 'Volunteers'?, News Journal (Wilmington DE) (2012)
 

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Mandatory Mitigation: An Eighth Amendment Mandate to Require Presentation of Mitigation Evidence, Even When the Sentencing Trial Defendant Wishes to Die, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review (2011)

The Eighth Amendment’s mandate in death penalty proceedings is to “ensure that only the most...

 

Constitutional Law

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“Genetic Surveillance” - The Bogeyman Response to Familial DNA Investigations, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (2009)

Familial DNA “searches” occur when investigators find a partial match between a crime scene evidence...

 

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Avoiding Trial by Rumor: Identifying the Due Process Threshold for Hearsay Evidence After the Demise of the Ohio v. Roberts "Reliability" Standard, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review (2008)

This Article responds to the dictum in Whorton v. Bockting that "the Confrontation Clause has...

 

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True Lies: The Constitutional and Evidentiary Bases for Admitting Prior False Accusation Evidence in Sexual Assault Prosecutions, Quinnipiac Law Review (2006)

The admission of false accusation evidence in sexual assault prosecutions has been ruled on inconsistently...

 

Law and Technology

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“Genetic Surveillance” - The Bogeyman Response to Familial DNA Investigations, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (2009)

Familial DNA “searches” occur when investigators find a partial match between a crime scene evidence...

 

Science and Technology

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“Genetic Surveillance” - The Bogeyman Response to Familial DNA Investigations, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (2009)

Familial DNA “searches” occur when investigators find a partial match between a crime scene evidence...

 

Health Law and Policy

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“Genetic Surveillance” - The Bogeyman Response to Familial DNA Investigations, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (2009)

Familial DNA “searches” occur when investigators find a partial match between a crime scene evidence...

 

Civil Rights

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“Genetic Surveillance” - The Bogeyman Response to Familial DNA Investigations, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (2009)

Familial DNA “searches” occur when investigators find a partial match between a crime scene evidence...

 

Trial Practice

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The Opening Statement: Don’t Make it a Lost Opportunity, Widener School of Law Magazine (2006)
 

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Latent Print Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice through a Systems Approach, The Report of the Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis (with Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis) (2012)

Fingerprints have provided a valuable method of personal identification in forensic science and criminal investigations...