22 U. Dayton L. Rev. 55 (1996-1997)
The Jury as Witness: Forensic Computer Animation Transports Jurors to the Scene of a Crime or Automobile Accident

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THE JURY AS WITNESS:
FORENSIC COMPUTER ANIMATION TRANSPORTS JURORS TO
THE SCENE OF A CRIME OR AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
I.   INTRODUCTION  ...............................................  56
I.  THE COMPUTER RECONSTRUCTION ................................. 57
A.   Its Place in the World of Forensic Evidence .................... 58
B.   Categorizing Reconstructions ...............................  58
1.   Computer Animations  .......................... .....  59
2.   Computer Simulations  ...............................  60
3.   Somewhere Between the Two: The Computer
Reconstruction  .....................................  62
a.   Accident Reconstructions as Illustrations of the
Events in  Question  .............................  62
b.   Crime Scene Reconstruction ..................... 63
III.  THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL ADMISSIBILITY FOR THE COMPUTER
RECONSTRUCTION  .............................................  64
A.    The Necessity of Expert Testimony for Admissibility ............. 65
1.   The Effects of Daubert & Frye on Computer
Reconstructions  ....................................  65
2.   The Various State Standards for Admissibility of
Reconstructions  ....................................  66
3.   The Basis for the Expert's Opinion: Scientific or
Technical?  ........................................  67
B.   Authentication Standards as a Combination of Federal Rules and
State Requirements  .................................. .....  68
C.   Prejudicial Influence on the Jury ........................... 70
IV.  THE RECONSTRUCTION AS DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE: THE ADVANTAGES
OF A LOWER STANDARD OF ADMISSIBILITY .......................... 71
A.   Jurors Will Adequately Weigh Reconstructions With Other
Evidence  ...............................................  71
B.   Reliability of Computer Programs ........................... 72
V.   SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL ADMISSION OF COMPUTER RE-CREATIONS
INTO  EVIDENCE  ...............................................  74
A.   Pre-Trial Disclosure of Re-creations ......................... 74
B.   Effective Jury Instructions  ................................. 75
VI.  CONCLUSION  ..................................................  76

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