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Archive: December 2020

CSAFE Presentation Examines Lay Jurors Perceptions of Forensics

December 18, 2020

Wilson Center researchers recently joined Nicholas Scurich, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Vice Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California in Irvine, to explain their findings about lay jurors perceptions of forensic evidence.… Continue Reading →

Firearms Testimony: Should it be the Smoking Gun?

November 19, 2020

By Alexi DeLara 

In recent decades, researchers, judges, and journalists have raised questions regarding the reliability of a range of widely utilized forensic techniques. This includes, but is not limited to, forensic comparison methods, such as latent fingerprint and firearm … Continue Reading →

A Look at the Wilson Center’s Work for the Innocent on Wrongful Convictions Day

October 2, 2020

By: Brandon L. Garrett

Today we celebrate international Wrongful Convictions Day, for the sixth time. In those years, we have seen exonerations mount in the U.S. and around the world. New laws directed at recognizing claims of innocence, preserving and … Continue Reading →

New CSAFE Study Shows Juror Appraisals of Forensic Evidence

August 11, 2020

A new CSAFE study by Duke Center for Science and Justice Director Brandon Garrett, Research Director William Crozier and Towson University’s Jeff Kukucka was released online in late July and will appear in the October issue of Forensic Science International.… Continue Reading →

New Study Funded by CSAFE Reveals Impact of Forensic Evidence on Jurors

August 3, 2020

The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) funded a Duke Center for Science and Justice Study that reveals the impact of forensic evidence on jurors.

The article “Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence” … Continue Reading →