Knuckle-Crease Daubert Hearing – Episode 228

Fist covered in dirt

In this episode, Glenn and Eric discuss a recent case Glenn was involved in: a knuckle-crease case. The case had a Daubert hearing in addition to trial testimony for jurors. The guys discuss if non-friction ridge skin associations would meet the Daubert factors. If you were preparing for such a hearing, what research and testing would you need to demonstrate expertise of the expert, or demonstrate reliability of the methods and principles? Does expertise in fingerprints using ACE-V translate to the comparison of non-friction ridge skin or any other objects you might encounter in photographs? Stay tuned…their answers may surprise you!