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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-48

Confrontation clause after Crawford and its impact on the admissibility of forensic evidence: A comparative study on the United States and China

Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing 100084, China

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Dr. Xingyi Wang
China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing 100084
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfsm.jfsm_78_17

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Crawford is a watershed case separating hearsay exceptions and confrontation. Overruling Roberts, Crawford established a new bright-line test for Confrontation Clause. Testimonial out-of-court statements, whether reliable or not, are inadmissible unless the prosecution has shown: (a) the declarant is unavailable and (b) the defense has a prior opportunity for cross-examination. Applying Crawford's primary purpose test, testimonial out-of-court forensic reports (usually as affidavits) might not be admissible. However, Crawford underlined that the Confrontation Clause has its independent procedural values and other nonepistemic functions.

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