ADJ 275 Week 7 CheckPoint Polygraph Testing

Polygraph: Daubert or Frye?


During 1993, the case of Daubert vs. MERRELL DOW PHARMACEUTICALS started the presently recognized viewpoint through the entire criminal justice system that professional viewpoint to be admissible in court should be ‘generally accepted’ especially by the scientific community. So the Court of Appeals stated;

“In case scientific, technical, or other specific knowledge will help the Trier of fact to find out the evidence or perhaps figure out a fact in issue, a witness competent being an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may possibly state there to by means of a judgment or otherwise