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Cognitive bias effects relevant to forensic science examinations

This guidance shows readers how to recognise cognitive bias and therefore help to safeguard against biasing effects.

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Cognitive bias effects relevant to forensic science examinations

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Many fields of forensic science include subjective assessment and comparison stages that are potentially susceptible to subconscious personal bias (cognitive bias). This in turn could undermine the objectivity and impartiality of the forensic process.

Published 30 October 2015