Before any scientific evidence can be used in court including what we commonly refer to as forensic evidence the court must determine whether that evidence is admissible. In 1923 in Frye v. United States the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia established what came to be known as the Frye standard. The Frye standard held that expert opinion based on a scientific technique is admissible only where the technique is generally accepted as reliable in the relevant scientific community.
Seventy years later in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals the Court of the United States held that the Federal Rules of Evidence superseded the Frye standard as the standard of admissibility. Some states however still follow the Frye standard.
After reviewing the required materials and conducting your own independent research into the relevant issues below by reviewing law review articles treatises and related cases using Westlaw in the Ashford University Library or another legal research site. Try looking in Legal Search Engines Directories and Other Research Tools in the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library which has links to numerous legal research sites.
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