J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI legacy. What a veteran FBI crime lab whistle blower says about the “science” in forensics

J. Edgar Hoover’s legacy of “we always get our man” has a dark side. Dr. Frederick Whitehurst explains in this piece that, gut feelings, amateur research, cultural expediency and arrogance has been in the FBI’s DNA for decades.

The Marshal Project by Andrew Cohen

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More media about the FBI crime lab and associated forensic credibility no longer the “gold standard” in the public eye. Article.  Another about “lost confidence.” Article.

Local Indianapolis dentists helping “fight crime” ask to be anonymous, yet they are used to influence suspects to admit guilt and accept plea bargains. The police are appreciative. 

 

 

 

 

 

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