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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Including All Conclusions

If a result has more than one possible explanation (e.g., in cases of unresolvable mixtures, or with a question about improper use of a mechanical device by the operator vs. product defect or failure), the ambiguity should be clearly stated or an alternative explanation should be provided in the report. Further clarification should also be supplied to the submitting agency.

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