DISCUSSION: The authors of both passages agree that fingerprint analysis could be useful, and that it has some flaws.
They come to different conclusions. The judge in the first passage thinks that fingerprint analysis is accurate. The author of the second passage implies that fingerprint analysis has not been proven to be accurate.
- Only passage A says this. Passage B doesn’t mention how courts ought to use fingerprint evidence.
- Neither passage mentions what rights defendants have to challenge evidence.
- Passage A never mentions partial fingerprints.
- Passage A never mentions rigorous tests, and they never say what standards fingerprint analysis must meet to be considered accurate. The judge’s only evidence is that courts have used fingerprints for a while, and experts agree that fingerprints are reliable (lines 16-19).
- CORRECT. In the final paragraph of passage A, the judge argues that fingerprint analysis is held to consistent standards, which means the same thing as objective standards. The first sentence of passage B complains that fingerprint standards are not objective.
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