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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Daubert and "Reliable Principles and Methods"

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Daubert, unlike Frye, does not require proof that the scientific method itself has general acceptance. Rather, it requires "reliability," which may be proved by considering several factors:

  • Whether a method consists of a testable hypothesis.
  • Whether the method has been subjected to peer review.
  • The known or potential rate of error.
  • The existence and maintenance of standards controlling the technique's operation.

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