Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Science in the Courtroom

A recent article about the utility of using brain scans in the courtroom as part of a criminal defense got  me thinking. If something is scientifically possible, when should it be admissible?

If you're in trial and need authoritative cases fast, reach for Ohio Jurisprudence in the library or pull it up on Westlaw or Lexis (database identifier: OHJUR). If, instead, you want to articulate why the law should be changed and more broad scientific test results should be admitted, consider turning to texts that address science in the courtroom: