“Forensic science is largely a faith-based discipline whose experts testify first and worry about verification later,” according to a leading U.S. law and social science scholar, Professor Michael Saks. “There’s a lack of data but an enormous amount of faith in it.” Barry Scheck of the NY Innocence Project remarked, “There’s now a “duty to correct” false presentations in the forensic scientists’ code of ethics.” Both speakers are well known for their high expectations for better scientific standards in US courts.
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|Michael Saks, right, addresses the topic of forensic science with fellow panelist Barry Scheck, left, and moderator Alan Gold at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. Photo: Peter Small|