32. The Pervasiveness of Daubert

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Stephen D. Ousley1 and
  2. R. Eric Hollinger2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch32

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Ousley, S. D. and Hollinger, R. E. (2012) The Pervasiveness of Daubert, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch32

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Tennessee, USA

  2. 2

    University of Illinois-Urbana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377



  • ethics, overview, and future of forensic anthropology;
  • Daubert pervasiveness, impact of the Daubert decision;
  • Daubert ruling on forensics, fingerprint and DNA reevaluation;
  • science in legal, the “CSI effect,” undeniable;
  • Daubert decision, and National Academy of Sciences findings;
  • Daubert decision, of forensic scientists to conduct good science;
  • methods of greater reliability, validity preferred


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Error

  • Reliability

  • Validity

  • Stupidity

  • Two Cautionary Tales

  • Conclusions

  • References