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Archive: August 2020

New Article from Garrett, Albright First to Explore Intersection of Law, Science of Eyewitness Evidence

August 24, 2020

Eyewitness evidence, used in tens of thousands of criminal cases each year, crucially depends on eyewitness memory, which is quite fallible. The potential inaccuracy of eyewitness memory has been long demonstrated by examples of misidentifications, including in cases of wrongful … 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 →

Report: Justice System Must Improve Quality of Forensic Science for Courtroom Presentation

July 24, 2020

Is forensic science in the courtroom as trustworthy as it seems?

Not always, according to a new report co-authored by Duke Center for Science and Justice Research Director William Crozier.

“Faulty forensic science sometimes makes its way into the courtroom … Continue Reading →

Duke Center for Science and Justice Postdoc Joins Permanently as New Research Director

July 13, 2020

Dr. William Crozier has permanently joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice as the new Research Director after working for about two years as a post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Crozier received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State before … Continue Reading →