Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Truth MachineThe Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole, and Ruth McNally

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226498065

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

Science, Common Sense, and DNA Evidence

Science, Common Sense, and DNA Evidence

Chapter:
(p.190) Chapter Six Science, Common Sense, and DNA Evidence
Source:
Truth Machine
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.003.0010

This chapter examines Regina v. Adams, a court case in the United Kingdom that challenged DNA evidence. It explains that the defense effectively attacked the credibility of the DNA evidence and developed a highly unusual procedure for weighing it together with the eyewitness testimony. Though the appeal court eventually disallowed the defense's strategy, the judgment highlighted some significant questions about the relationship between scientific and commonsense evidence.

Keywords:   Regina v. Adams, court case, United Kingdom, DNA evidence, credibility, eyewitness testimony, scientific evidence, commonsense evidence

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.