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Biometrics in Criminal justice

I need help identifying and analyzing the benefits and challenges that are associated with biometric evidence in the criminal justice system. Include 3 techniques and 2 case studies to support position. Also, consider the following questions:

How do courts determine if evidence is reliable and valid before allowing it into testimony?
What is the role of the Frye standard or Daubert standard in determining whether or not the courts will accept biometric evidence?
What rules does the state of Virginia use in this regard?
How reliable is fingerprint evidence? Consider examples of its use in criminal courts.
How do other biometrics compare to the reliability and validity of fingerprint evidence? What are some of the challenges associated with lower forms of biometrics, such as facial recognition, and acceptance as evidence in court?
What is the role of the expert witness related to biometric evidence in court?

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BIOMETRICS BRINGS NEW BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES. Periodical By: Scott, Evan. Electronic Design. 6/30/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 14, p78-78. 1/3p
Generating One Biometric Feature from Another: Faces from Fingerprints. Academic Journal By: Ozkaya, Necla; Sagiroglu, Seref. Sensors (14248220). 2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p4206-4237
Evidence evaluation in fingerprint comparison and automated fingerprint identification systems-Modeling between finger variability. Academic Journal By: Egli Anthonioz, N. M.; Champod, C. Forensic Science International , 2014, Vol. 235, p86-101, 16p

I need help identifying and analyzing the benefits and challenges that are associated with biometric evidence in the criminal justice system. Include 3 techniques and 2 case studies to support position. Also, consider the following questions:

Many challenges exist for ensuring that biometrics such as facial recognition are successfully identified using biometric identifiers'. The challenge of meeting the rigorous testing standards to ensure that this form of scientific evidence can be used in courtrooms is immense challenge associated with biometrics. Therefore, more extensive research and scientific methodology must be conducted on different forms of biometrics such as facial recognition and palm recognition as well as fingerprint biometrics despite the fact that the use of fingerprinting is so deeply entrenched within the fabric of criminal justice. The first case study entails researchers who attempted to generate one biometric feature from another wherein they conducted a study on generating facial biometrics from fingerprints to ascertain the efficacy of fingerprint biometrics. The second case study entails evaluating fingerprint comparison and AFIS, which is the acronym for the criminal justice system's Automated Fingerprint Identification ...

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