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Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition

The National Academies Press recently announced in a Press Release that the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition has been released.  According to the Press Release ” the new manual was developed in collaboration with the Federal Judicial Center, which produced the previous editions, and was rigorously peer-reviewed in accordance with the procedures of the National Research Council.”

The Reference Manual is available for purchase but it can also be read online for free.

According to the description on the webpage, the Manual “assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used.”

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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