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Unformatted text preview: principle or discovery, the thing from which the deduction is made must be sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the particular field in which it belongs ”. –Sets up field as the “vaildator” for legal admissibility while court determines if principles are “generally accepted”.-Frye Standard (1923, polygraph evidence) –Technique must be accepted by a “meaningful segment of the relevant scientific community” through •Books •Papers •Prior judicial decisions •Length of existence of technique-Problems with Frye: –Inflexible (and slow) for new developments or extensions of existing techniques and methods. –Requires complete agreement in the scientific world. Advances in FS since Frye-Field has changed – now represents a true applied science (not always the case).-Changes have been most dramatic in the past 20 years….why?-What is the least reliable form of FS evidence.-Led to Daubert (later)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course CHE 113 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '08