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dc.contributor.authorC. Thompson, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorDioso-Villa, Rachelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:28:25Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:28:25Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-24T07:14:58Z
dc.identifier.issn10594280en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40290
dc.description.abstractIn September 1999, Robin Lovitt was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a pool hall manager in Arlington, Virginia. The DNA evidence that was a key part of the government's case was presented in a misleading and unfair manner. In this case study, we first examine the way in which DNA evidence was misused. We then discuss the failure of the legal system at all levels to recognize and remedy this problem. Our goal is to explain how a system that supposedly leaves no stone unturned in capital trials managed to miss or ignore a crucial problem with the scientific evidence that supported the conviction. We argue that the Lovitt case is indicative of systemic problems with the use of scientific evidence that could affect the fairness of criminal trials nationwide, and we suggest legal and institutional reforms that may help minimize the risk of similar problems in the future.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAlbany Law Schoolen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.albanylawjournal.org/article.php?id=12en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom151en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto204en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAlbany Law Journal of Science and Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Legal Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode189999en_US
dc.titleTurning a Blind Eye to Misleading Scientific Testimony: Failure of Procedural Safeguards in a Capital Caseen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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