Dna analysis that may help their appeal is the idea

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DNA analysis that may help their appeal is the idea of Daubert’s test in which the scientific method is used to eliminate unqualified evidence in the courtroom. In forensic science, some error is inevitable, which leads to wrongful verdicts. These verdicts can be repealed through DNA technology, which will reinforce the morals behind the criminal justice system. According to “The Coming Paradigm Shift in Forensic Identification Science,” Michael J. Saks explains, “What was unexpected is that erroneous forensic science expert testimony is the second most common contributing factor to wrongful convictions, found in 63% of those cases” (2005, pp 283). If so many of these testimonies lead to wrongful convictions, then those convicted criminals who want to appeal their sentence should be given the option of using DNA in order to get their case reviewed. As forensic science is not completely void of errors, the Daubert test should be a reminder that as forensic science is falsifiable, so sometimes mistakes are made and innocent people pay the price, which means some expenses should be taken in account in order to allow DNA analysis to be used for those people. Although most criminals who are found guilty actually did commit the crimes that they were accused of, there should be room in the criminal justice system for convicted criminals to use DNA analysis in their appeal for freedom. This not only upholds the moral values of this system, but also upholds the idea of the Daubert test and the scientific method. Forensic science does have errors, which leads to unjust verdict. In 2
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order to counteract the injustice, a price must be paid even if it takes up time and resources in order to balance out the system and bring justice to those who may be really innocent. Works Cited Saks, Michael J. and Jonathan J. Koehler “The coming paradigm shift in forensic identification science,” Science . (2005) “Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases,” NIJ Special Report . July, 2002 3
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