By Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak
"Internationally well-known puppy handlers Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak speak about quite a number K9 research blunders from prior and current, together with examples of terrible procedure and outright fraud from K9 investigators in Europe and North the USA. The authors additionally supply guide for a way to coach canine for scent-identification lineups utilizing the Dutch protocol, which minimizes the possibilities of blunders or fraud. Make sure your paintings holds up in court--train and installation your canines with the top attainable specialist standards."-- Read more...
summary: "Internationally well-known puppy handlers Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak speak about various K9 research blunders from prior and current, together with examples of terrible approach and outright fraud from K9 investigators in Europe and North the United States. The authors additionally offer guideline for a way to coach canines for scent-identification lineups utilizing the Dutch protocol, which minimizes the probabilities of mistakes or fraud. verify your paintings holds up in court--train and install your canine with the top attainable specialist standards."
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This is necessary for future blind work where there will be an interval between when the dog makes his choice and when he receives his reward. The dog must learn from the start that he must persist in his choice. PHASE 2: THE DOG LEARNS TO SEARCH FOR THE SUSPECT’S TUBE AMIDST TUBES SCENTED BY ONE OTHER PERSON Goal: The dog takes scent from the smeller. The row consists of seven tubes scented in a similar manner and at the same time: one tube has been scented by the same person who has scented the smeller.
This topic, however, needs to be investigated further. The researchers conducting this study collected all their scent samples on the same day. 17 There are some problematic aspects to the researchers’ study, especially as it relates to the protocol used for the tests. The handler, of course, should not know which jar in the lineup holds the matching scent and must therefore stand with his or her back to the proceedings so as not to influence the dog’s investigation of the scents. Dogs can, you see, learn to interpret the smallest body movements as cues.
Nicely argues that there needs to be a system in place that tracks a dog’s accuracy rate. ‘There are no national standards,’ Nicely said. ‘Our standards are so lacking, it’s pathetic. ’”12 The Innocence Project of Texas concurs: Today, police and prosecutors are using yet another kind of junk science to win cases. ” The use of this “dog whispering” has become more and more common. … [We conclude:] The “science” of scent lineups in Texas has no rules, procedures or performance standards. 13 Scent Indentification in Criminal Cases Scent-identification lineups are used for investigating criminal cases all over the world.