Under the Microscope: Webinar in Hair Reviews

Hear about 40 years of junk forensic testimony in the US.

Forensics Forum

This Wednesday from 1-2:30 pm EST, a free NACDL Webinar on the FBI microscopic hair comparison review – and a discussion of best practices for state and local reviews.  Register and read more here.  Here is a description:

In 2012, the FBI and DOJ, in conjunction with the Innocence Project and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, began a review of criminal cases in which FBI microscopic hair comparison examiners gave testimony or conducted lab work. As a result of that effort, the FBI has admitted that the examiners in the elite Hair and Fiber Unit of the FBI Crime Lab gave erroneous testimony in at least 90% of the hundreds of microscopic hair comparison cases reviewed.

Although the results of the FBI Review are staggering, they only represent a fraction of the problem caused by flawed microscopic hair comparison testimony. For over 40 years, the FBI also trained…

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