For any type of biometric evidence to be accepted in criminal court, it must be recognized by the court to be a scientifically valid and reliable means of identification. The primary legal litmus test

For any type of biometric evidence to be accepted in criminal court, it must be recognized by the court to be a scientifically valid and reliable means of identification. The primary legal litmus test of reliability and validity is commonly known as the Daubert standard.

  • Choose a state and explain its guidelines for accepting biometric evidence.
  • Which standard is used? The Daubert standard or the Frye standard?
  • Compare and contrast the analysis of the standard used to a state using a different standard.
  • Which standard do you prefer? Explain why.

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