The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation Into Laboratory Practices and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related and Other Cases

Capa
DIANE Publishing, 1998 - 530 páginas
This investigation concerned allegations of wrongdoing and improper practices within certain sections of the FBI Lab. These involved some of the most significant prosecutions in the recent history of the Dept., including the World Trade Center and OK City bombings. They implicated fundamental aspects of law enforcement: the reliability of the procedures employed to analyze evidence, the integrity of the persons engaging in that analysis, and the trustworthiness of the testimony by FBI Lab. examiners. The invest. lasted more than 18 months and addressed a large number of allegations; most were not substantiated, but some important ones were.
 

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Página 11 - This entails a preliminary assessment of whether the reasoning or methodology underlying the testimony is scientifically valid and of whether that reasoning or methodology properly can be applied to the facts in issue.
Página 1 - April 19, 1995, the country was shocked and saddened by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the resulting loss of life.
Página 244 - Federal crimes who cannot afford to hire privately retained legal representation before the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Página 504 - Procedures used must be generally accepted in the field or supported by data gathered and recorded in a scientific manner. Discussion. Because a variety of scientific procedures may validly be applied to a given problem, standards and criteria for assessing procedures need to remain flexible. The validity of a procedure may be established by demonstrating the accuracy and reliability of specific techniques. In the digital...
Página 418 - ... if the position to which the employee has reassignment rights has medical standards or specific physical requirements which are different from those required in the employee's current position. (e)(l) An agency may order a psychiatric examination (including a psychological assessment) only when: (i) The result of a current general medical examination which the agency has the authority to order under this section indicates no physical explanation for behavior or actions which may affect the safe...
Página 161 - Board (CAB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Página 150 - IIS in Baghdad in retaliation for the assassination attempt on former President Bush. According to news reports, the attack killed between six and eight persons and injured approximately 12 others. On June 27, 1993, Madeleine Albright, US Ambassador to the United Nations, addressed an emergency session of the Security Council and provided evidence to support the attack on the IIS facility.
Página 448 - Laboratory should evaluate whether he should continue to serve as an examiner or whether he would better serve the FBI in a position outside the Laboratory. If Martz continues to work as an examiner, we suggest that he be supervised by a scientist qualified to review his work substantively and that he be counseled on the importance of testifying directly, clearly and objectively, on the role of protocols in the Laboratory's forensic work, and on the need for adequate case documentation. Finally,...
Página 375 - Hastings had engaged in conduct that "might constitute one or more grounds for impeachment.
Página 483 - Standards that are considered key indicators of the overall quality of the laboratory but may not directly affect the work product or the integrity of the evidence (must meet 70% of the 441 standards).

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