Published Online: 1 October 1975
Page Count: 8
Assistant professor of forensic science, School of Criminology, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
(Received 13 February 1975; accepted 3 April 1975)
There is an element of subjectivity to virtually all types of examinations conducted in the forensic laboratory. The level of this subjectivity may range from relatively low, as in the interpretation of certain instrumental results, to relatively high, as in the comparison of handwriting or firearms evidence. It is generally held, however, that comparisons of physical evidence should be as objective as possible.
Paper ID: JFS10320J