What is it about?

This is a position paper endorsed by forensic document examiners in the Canadian Society of Forensic Science relating to the Logical Approach to Evidence Evaluation. It explains the history of this approach, aspects of its correct application, and the types of conclusions that may result.

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Why is it important?

International developments in the area of evidence evaluation and reporting are occurring with little commentary in the Canadian context. The Document Section of the Society has a responsibility to evaluate and provide comments on such developments insofar as they affect the field of forensic document examination in Canada. The section’s position has been developed after an extensive review of the literature and consideration of ongoing developments in this area, as well as a careful assessment of the legal requirements for expert testimony in Canadian courts. The position paper has been provided in both English and French language versions for the convenience of Canadian and international readers. The information provided also has broad applicability to other forensic disciplines and jurisdictions.

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This page is a summary of: CSFS Document Section Position on the Logical Approach to Evidence Evaluation and Corresponding Wording of Conclusions, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, July 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00085030.2019.1635736.
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