Robert Aronson and Jacqueline McMurtrie, The Use and Misuse of High-Tech Evidence by Prosecutors: Ethical and Evidentiary Issues, 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1453 (2007), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/400
The Use and Misuse of High-Tech Evidence by Prosecutors: Ethical and Evidentiary Issues
Fordham Law Review
forensic evidence, high-tech evidence, prosecutorial ethics
This essay first addresses the ethical and evidentiary standards for the emerging use of high-tech computer-generated animations and computer-assisted closing arguments. Next, this essay considers the same questions within the context of forensic DNA evidence. Third, this essay considers the ethics of prosecutors' use of such evidence and the consequences for the misuse of this evidence. Finally, this essay suggests remedies to ethical problems facing prosecutors in their use of this kind of evidence.