Science in court: the myth of HIV fingerprinting.
- Autores: Abecasis AB, Albert J, Geretti AM, Power L, Vandamme AM, Weait M
- Journal: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
- Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1473309910702838?np=y
An Editorial in Nature has emphasised the importance of proper scientific validation of forensic methods before their use in court. Classic fingerprinting, DNA fingerprinting, and brain imaging were discussed, and several cases of doubtful interpretation of forensic evidence with potentially incorrect conviction or exoneration of suspects were indicated.