Concern grows over DNA evidence errors in Texas and likely throughout the US

Applications of DNA methods which are subjective is creating a scenario in TX which will probably be repeated across the entire US. Confidence in past convictions is rapidly deteriorating. One might say the enthusiasm for forensic DNA as a “magic bullet” outstripped reality. Many notable forensic personalities have some ‘xplaining’ to do on this.

The weight of these changes to wrongful conviction is summed up in the article as :

“It’s not probable but it’s possible.”

http://www.click2houston.com/news/concern-grows-over-dna-evidence-errors-in-texas/35607922

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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3 Responses to Concern grows over DNA evidence errors in Texas and likely throughout the US

  1. SCP says:

    At least half of the FSC members run labs with DNA typing and knew that there were issues regarding the type of statistics being performed and reported during testimonies, dating back many, many moons. And there was awkward silence at the meeting during this topic of discussion. I was kinda surprised that no one mentioned ASCLD-LAB’s responsibility for promoting the bad science by awarding accreditation certificates to these labs. Usually, that’s scientist’s Go-To excuse.

  2. Mark Bond says:

    Reblogged this on e-Roll Call Magazine.

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