Frye standard

Standard used to determine the admissibility of an expert's scientific testimony, established in Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923). A court applying the Frye standard must determine whether or not the method by which that evidence was obtained was generally accepted by experts in the particular field in which it belongs.  The Frye standard has been abandoned by many states and the federal courts in favor of the [wex:Daubert standard], but it is still law in some states.  


 

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