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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Forensic Principles and Practices Related to Microbial Investigations (cont.)

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  • Ongoing quality assurance and quality control: Each laboratory shows that the methods being applied to microbial science are sound based on its records of successful routine analysis.
  • Supportable expert interpretation: Conclusions drawn are supported by the data obtained in the analysis.
  • Courtroom admissibility: The scientific methods must meet the Daubert/FRE 702Frye, or other standards. 1

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