Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Shichun Ling

Department of Forensic Science, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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    The Importance of Forensic Evidence in Establishing Criminal Guilt
    Author(s): Shichun Ling

    According to recent research, the general public has the perception that forensic evidence is prone to error and requires considerable human judgment. By comparing decisions on guilt and punishment in criminal cases that involve forensic versus eyewitness testimony evidence and determining whether there is a CSI effect, this study examines how important the general public finds forensic evidence. In particular, the experimental survey used a 2 (crime type: murder or rape) 4 (type of evidence: DNA, fingerprint, eyewitness testimony from a victim or bystander, or eyewitness testimony from a bystander) 1 design, which produced seven vignettes to which participants were randomly assigned. According to the findings, forensic evidence was linked to a greater confidence in a guilty verdict and a higher number of guilty verdicts. The ideal sentence length and the expected sentence length were.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2157-7145.2023.14.543

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