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Drug-sniffing dogs are influenced by their handlers

Study out of UC-Davis concludes that the beliefs of human handlers of scent-detection dogs affects the outcome of a search.  This applies in drug and explosives cases.  If humans think that drugs or explosives are present, they may assert a dog alert even if the dog didn’t make a response, or the humans may make overt clues to the dog to get it to respond.

This study could have huge implications in criminal defense.

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