Hair is gone, lead in bullets is out, bitemarks as “fingerprints” has died, graphology disappeared, so what’s next?
Last fall I had pleasant conversation with Professor (Yale) Jo Handelsman from the White House Office of Sci and Tech. We conversed a bit on the process of what “forensic reform” meant to various stakeholders and gatekeepers who play within the criminal justice industry. I was assured that the WH has been reverse engineering most forensic sciences which led to wrongful convictions and had a broad plan to make effect change within the time limits of President Obama’s presidential term.
Here is a good example of the WH’s planning being highlighted in this next step of scrutiny.