The Adversary System: Role of the Criminalist

    Volume 18, Issue 3 (July 1973)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1973

    Page Count: 4

    Whittaker, E
    Crime Laboratory Bureau, Miami, Florida

    (Received 27 October 1972; accepted 29 January 1973)


    The basic role of the criminalist is that of assisting in the investigation of an incident by establishing the probability of fact from the physical evidence. At the time of trial he provides to the court, his product, the Truth, by offering opinion testimony and, perhaps, demonstrations to explain exactly what the probative value of the physical evidence consists of in the case at trial.

    Paper ID: JFS10439J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10439J

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    Title The Adversary System: Role of the Criminalist
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30