Faulty Forensic Science Failing US Court System – Op-Ed from Live Sciences

Two leaders in the field of forensic science are calling for an in-depth look into the validity and reliability of various forms of forensic evidence. They cite wrongful convictions as proof that forensic science is, in fact, a misnomer—that most forms of forensics actually have no scientific basis and therefore major reform around their use in the judicial process, as recommended by several federally appointed committees. – See more at:


FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

“Karen Kafadar is Commonwealth Professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia and a member of theForensic Science Standards Board. Anne-Marie Mazza is the director of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors contributed this article to Live Science’sExpert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. ”

Comment: A vigorous statement from two ladies who know their scientific stuff. Article is here. 


“Forensics: The anatomy of crime” at the Wellcome Collection traces the art of forensic inquiry, spanning 18th-century Japanese artistic studies of decomposition to Victorian murder cases.”

Comment: These articles mention most of the major Brit cases from the 20th century where forensics played a part.

Article is here.

Video with another article is here. 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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