The Admissibility of Science Evidence
Prepare an eight- to ten- page paper (excluding the APA reference and title pages) comparing and contrasting the Frye standard, [Frye vs. United States (293 F. 1013 (DC Cir 1923)], with the Daubert standard [Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals (509 U.S. 579 (1993)], for the admissibility of scientific evidence. At a minimum, the paper must include the following:
A factual history for both cases
The issues for both cases
The holdings of both cases
An explanation of the evidentiary standards used in both cases
A critical analysis detailing which evidentiary standard makes the most sense and why
The paper should examine more than just the legal issues in the case, but must also provide an explanation of how courts view science and how that view has changed over the last century. Predict future evidentiary issues for forensic evidence and explain whether forensic evidence in criminal investigations and trials will increase or decrease over the next two decades.