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Adina Rosenfeld

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Admissibility Of Dna Evidence: Italy Under Attack, Adina Rosenfeld Jun 2012

Admissibility Of Dna Evidence: Italy Under Attack, Adina Rosenfeld

Adina Rosenfeld

The purpose of this paper is to compare the differences and similarities in the evidentiary rules for DNA in Italy and in the United States in the light of their two different legal traditions. This note will compare American and Italian rules of evidence and procedure for the admissibility of DNA in criminal trials and analyze the most relevant differences between the two systems. Based on this comparison, the note will argue that Amanda Knox would not have been convicted of murdering her roommate in American lower court because the DNA evidence would not have been admissible. In Italy, Knox ...