Testimonial Monitoring

I’ve long thought it extremely important that testimony in court by forensic analysts be routinely read and reviewed by supervisors, to ensure accuracy, consistency, and professionalism.  The DOJ importantly just announced in a memo, here, a program to do just that.  The introduction to the memo reads:

Testimony monitoring is a quality assurance measure by which Department of Justice forensic laboratories and digital analysis entities can ensure that results of forensic analyses are properly qualified and appropriately communicated in testimony. Its purpose is to provide examiners with ongoing assessments of their testimonial presentations and to highlight opportunities for continual improvement.

Published by BGarrett

Professor of Law, Duke University

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