April 20, 2020 Scientific Evidence

“Bullet Points”

Jules Epstein

Does science support a firearms and toolmark expert from saying anything more than that “the firearm may have fired the recovered casing . . . ? Not “it came from this gun and no other” or “casings from the crime scene and from test fires of the suspect’s gun match,” but a much more calibrated and restricted conclusion, evidence that is probative but not determinative.

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