Calls for limits on ‘flawed science’ in court are well-founded: A guest post

From their lock-step superficial response, I doubt many of these “dissenter” blokes read the entire PCAST report. DOJ Loretta Lynch included. .
See their grumpy cat at:
https://csidds.com/2016/09/22/crime-lab-congress-disses-pcast-forensic-report/

Wrongful Convictions Blog

From: The Washington Post

A White House advisory council on Tuesday issued a report urging federal prosecutors and judges to tread cautiously around forensic science on bullet markings, bite marks, tire tread marks and complex DNA samples, saying the science on them has not been proven by testing and research. The Post’s Spencer Hsu has the full story here, including strongly dissenting views from police and prosecutors’ groups, and the report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is included at the bottom.

University of Virginia law professor Brandon L. Garrett, who has written a book on flawed forensics and wrongful convictions, titled, “Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong,” argues that the council’s report is well-founded and supports a 2009 National Academy of Sciences report that much of forensic evidence used in criminal trials is “without any meaningful scientific validation.”

By Brandon L. Garrett

“They weren’t looking for…

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