There is a fine line between good science and bad science in today's courtrooms. The field advances quickly, and not all labs and scientists have the means or the motivation to keep up. Can you tell the difference between good and bad science?
Lawyers deal with many different types of evidence: bloodstains and DNA, fingerprints, video and audio recordings, psychological evaluations. They cannot reasonably be expected to know everything about each, but they do need to know enough to represent their client zealously and discover errors in testing or testimony. Our legal experts can help you craft direct and cross examinations to test the sufficiency and demonstrate the significance or insignificance of the evidence.
Our experienced team has instructed attorneys, law enforcement officers and other scientists about different topics in forensic science. We offer online and in-person trainings dealing with presentation of scientific evidence in court, evidence collection methods with the best chance for success, advancements in forensic science and their potential application and professional certification preparation for forensic scientists.
Sometimes during the review process, additional testing needs are identified. Our expert team can help you determine if a re-evaluation of previously tested evidence is necessary and when it's necessary to test evidence that has never been analyzed. Our team has experience reviewing old and cold cases to identify candidates for testing and selecting items for testing with new or advanced technologies. We assist police departments and forensic laboratories with training, protocol creation and revision, validation and use of the latest forensic tools. We also have skilled staff to assist clients with government grant writing when necessary.
Did you know that every forensic report should be accompanied by analyst notes? These are documents that are used to record different steps in the testing process. Our legal experts can help you craft the right discovery motion to compel these important documents and our scientific experts can help you identify potential errors contained within them. A wealth of information about the testing lies in the analyst notes. Our experts can examine that documentation to ensure things like chain of custody, testing controls and statistical calculations are accurate and properly recorded.
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