Dale Woodall Double Rape Case

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dishonourable false testimonies in 1987, at the trial for a case of double rape that put Dale Woodall, a 29-year-old from Charleston, West Virginia, in prison for life. A brief background of the case entails a man wearing a brown and yellow ski mask had taken hold of two women outside a Huntington, West Virginia, shopping mall and raped them in the car of one of the victims. The women, not able to offer thorough account of the rapist, were ‘forensically hypnotized’ to improve their memories. Dale Woodall was put on trial, and Fred Zain distinguished one of his pubic hairs as being in the victim’s car and a semen stain as matching his blood type. ‘He testified that 1 in 10,000 people had Wooddall 's grouped and subgrouped blood type, a statistic…show more content…
Cases like the above are made possible an account of crime labs that lack any unified set of compulsory standards. Based on the crime lab, this generates a quality control matter. The crime lab accreditation process which suggests reviews, testing, and audits is, voluntary, in addition, a charitable endowment. Furthermore, numerous states do not demand their crime labs to be accredited. Those labs that do seek out accreditation do so through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), the primary certifying body for crime labs. In 1996, Peter Neufeld the cofounder of the Innocence Project remarked that there is no rational as why crime laboratories, which habitually make decisions that have life and death outcome for an indicted individual, should be less managed than a clinical laboratory operating alike tests. In addition to this The NAS Report commented on the lack of standards for lab management and administration. For example, it argues that ‘There is no uniformity in the certification of forensic practitioners, or in the accreditation of crime laboratories. Indeed, most jurisdictions do not require forensic practitioners to be certified, and most forensic science disciplines have no mandatory certification programs. Moreover, accreditation of crime laboratories is not required in most jurisdictions. Often there are no standard protocols governing forensic practice in a given discipline. And, even when protocols…show more content…
This term however makes reference to the fact that the issue at hand is a technical problem that can be amended. Bad science is usually understood also as sloppy science. This term admittedly, places some responsibility on the individual carrying out the science in that they are considered to be careless, did not have enough or proper training or simply incompetent. This nevertheless still suggest that the issue is easy to improve. This however is certainly not the case because, what about the complex psychic mechanism that might be at work when forensic science provides fraudulent testimony. Fortunately, Lacanian psychoanalysis provides an explanation of two such mechanism one that calls on the ‘structure of neurosis and the other the structure of
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