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A guide to interpreting forensic testimony: scientific approaches to fingerprint evidence
Law, Probability and Risk
In response to criticism of latent fingerprint evidence from a variety of authoritative extra-legal inquiries and reports, this essay describes the first iteration of a guide designed to assist with the reporting and interpretation of latent fingerprint evidence. Sensitive to the recommendations of these reports, we have endeavoured to incorporate emerging empirical evidence about the matching performance of fingerprint examiners (i.e. indicative error rates) into their testimony. We outline adoi:10.1093/lpr/mgt011 fatcat:fdeobwu7bzgmrj4sor6blcdi2m