This paper is intended to give a short overview about the emerging branch of a new forensic science called forensic metrology. It is important to highlight the role played by scientists in proceedings and the relevance of scientific rules that, in the past, were not considered at all. This is especially true when measurement uncertainty is considered, since it apparently conflicts with the legal principle of certitude. Nowadays the attitude of courts is changing because of the reached awareness of the important information brought by uncertainty in investigating an event, even though building a bridge between scientists and legal people, who refer to different backgrounds, is quite a challenge, and is hard to win.

Forensic metrology: Where law meets measurements

SCOTTI, VERONICA
2014

Abstract

This paper is intended to give a short overview about the emerging branch of a new forensic science called forensic metrology. It is important to highlight the role played by scientists in proceedings and the relevance of scientific rules that, in the past, were not considered at all. This is especially true when measurement uncertainty is considered, since it apparently conflicts with the legal principle of certitude. Nowadays the attitude of courts is changing because of the reached awareness of the important information brought by uncertainty in investigating an event, even though building a bridge between scientists and legal people, who refer to different backgrounds, is quite a challenge, and is hard to win.
20th IMEKO TC4 Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities: Research on Electrical and Electronic Measurement for the Economic Upturn, Together with 18th TC4 International Workshop on ADC and DCA Modeling and Testing, IWADC 2014
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Modeling and Simulation; Instrumentation
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